When Castle Dracula is exorcised by the Monsignor, it accidentally brings the Count back from the dead. Dracula follows the Monsignor back to his hometown, preying on the holy man's beautiful niece and her friends.
Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children.
A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at Count Dracula's castle. He is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to the small town ... See full summary »
Roy Ward Baker
In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Professor Lorrimer Van Helsing (a ... See full summary »
After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.Written by
This movie takes place in 1885, opening on May 3rd. See more »
The door to the Holmwood's cellar has the ability to change appearance. When Van Helsing finds Dracula there, both sides of the door are obviously made of wood with an aged appearance. After Dracula leaves, Van Helsing screams for Arthur to let him out, and after the door is opened, the side facing the inside of the house is green and looks metallic. See more »
[narrating his diary]
The Diary of Jonathan Harker... Third of May, 1885. At last, my long journey is drawing to its close. What the eventual end will be, I cannot foresee. But whatever may happen, I can rest secure that I will have done all in my power to achieve success.
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The film was cut for its original cinema release by the BBFC in 1958 to remove shots of blood during Lucy's staking and to reduce the final disintegration of Dracula. For later UK video and DVD releases the U.S print (titled "Horror Of Dracula") was used as this restored the staking scene in full, although the climactic disintegration remained edited (and may no longer survive). In May 2007 a new BFI 'restored' print was premiered in Cannes which includes the staking and restores the original title of "Dracula" to the opening titles. See more »
I'd take Browning's or Murnau's versions any day - and I am not a big fan of either of those films
Don't quite understand the popularity of this one I found it 82 of the longest minutes of my life. It's a completely lifeless version of the Dracula story, made and performed with the energy of an episode of masterpiece theater. Peter Cushing is decent as Van Helsing, but all the other actors are terrible. I'm sorry, but I found Christopher Lee excessively wrong in this, his most celebrated part. He made absolutely no impression on me, and he doesn't compare to Max Schreck or Bela Lugosi, or even Gary Oldman, sad to say. The set design (especially Dracula's castle) and the cinematography are pretty good, but the bright colors just do not work that well in a horror film. Does this movie scare anyone? There isn't even a smidgen of eeriness in the entire movie. Then is it camp? There was nothing funny about it, either, and that, without a doubt, includes the poorly conceived comic relief bits. I seriously hope this isn't indicative of the rest of the Hammer horror series they have been one of the major holes in my film knowledge. If they don't get better than this, it's a hole that I'm unsure I want filled. 5/10.
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