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Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Unrated | | Horror | 12 January 1966 (USA)
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Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle.

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Complete credited cast:
... Dracula
... Helen Kent
... Father Sandor
... Charles Kent
... Diana Kent
... Alan Kent (as Charles Tingwell)
Thorley Walters ... Ludwig
... Klove
Walter Brown ... Brother Mark
... Landlord
Jack Lambert ... Brother Peter
... Priest
Joyce Hemson ... Mother
John Maxim ... Coach Driver
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Two couples traveling in eastern Europe decide to visit Karlsbad despite dire local warnings. Left outside the village by a coachman terrified at the approach of night, they find themselves in the local castle and are surprised at the hospitality extended by the sinister Klove. It turns out the owner, Count Dracula, dead for ten years, has been hoping for such a visit. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Disciple of Dracula  »

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Budget:

£100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$795,562
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Francis Matthews who plays Charles Kent in the film is most famous for providing the voice of 'ch0051369' in the Supermarionation puppet series of the same name. His character has supernatural healing abilities after being killed and resurrected from the dead in the first episode. Just as Christopher Lee's Dracula is in Prince Of Darkness. See more »

Goofs

After the tourists enter the castle, the coach drives away and the gate shuts. Charles runs towards it, while the others stand in the foreground, to his left. When he walks back, the camera cuts to a slightly different angle. Diana, Helen, and Alan are now standing further to the right. See more »

Quotes

Charles Kent: [as Klove starts to serve dinner] What's your name?
Klove: Klove, sir.
Charles Kent: Well, uh, Kove, isn't your master joining us for dinner?
Klove: No, sir. I'm afraid not.
Charles Kent: Is he indisposed?
Klove: [matter-of-factly] He's dead.
Charles Kent: [hesitates] I'm sorry if we appear a little dense. Perhaps you could explain?
Klove: Explain, sir?
Charles Kent: Yes, you seem to have expected us. Ah, this dinner. our rooms, the carriage... everything.
Klove: You see, sir, my master is dead but instructions were left that the castle should always be ready to receive guests. I am ...
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A Hammer highlight
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(76%) A brilliant sequel and a true horror classic that every horror fan should watch at least once. The first unlucky victims murder is really quite strong and brutal, and when one takes into account the 1966 release date it must have really shocked a lot of people back in the day. A great film with top direction and fantastic set design, only let down by the lack of Peter Cushing and the poor decision not to give any lines at all to Christopher Lee, I kind of see what they were going for, but Lee should have been treated a lot better and given something to say. Dracula spoke a lot in the book so there is little reason to mute him here, still a solid movie though and worthy of anyone's time.


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