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.


Freddie Francis


Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder), Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Complete credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Rupert Davies ... Monsignor
Veronica Carlson ... Maria
Barbara Ewing ... Zena
Barry Andrews ... Paul
Ewan Hooper ... Priest
Marion Mathie Marion Mathie ... Anna
Michael Ripper ... Max
John D. Collins ... Student
George A. Cooper ... Landlord
Christopher Cunningham Christopher Cunningham ... Farmer (as Chris Cunningham)
Norman Bacon Norman Bacon ... Altar boy


When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young niece his bride. Written by <joet@omni.voicenet.com>

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He lives! They die! Christopher Lee as the fanged undead. See more »


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Ewan Hooper was dubbed. See more »


The priest and Monsignor must make a treacherous climb up the mountains to get to Dracula's castle in order to exorcise it. What happened to the dirt road that the Kents were able to easily use in the previous movie? See more »


Dracula: [to Zena] You have failed me. You must be punished.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove some closeup shots of Dracula pulling a stake from his heart. Later video and DVD releases were uncut. See more »


Followed by Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) See more »


Students' Beer Song
Written by Tony Colton and Philip Martell
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A Dissenting View
5 August 2000 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

For me, this sequel to such Hammer greats as Horror of Dracula, Brides of Dracula, and Dracula Prince of Darkness is a weak link in the Hammer Dracula series. The opening is well-done in typical Hammer shock style, but from then on it is a pretty muddled story of the Count reeking revenge on a priest for exorcising his castle. The biggest problem I think with the film is the script. The film has all the elements for a successful Hammer film..great cinematography, gothic castle and settings, good acting with Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, and Michael Ripper, beautiful Hammer Beauties(Veronica Carlson..Va Va VaBoom), lush costuming and so on. The story is the weak link as it is a bit hard to make complete sense of and has little depth and motivation for its characters, as well I think as some rather tame and uninspired direction from Freddie Francis(though on a whole I am a great admirer of his work). Maybe it is me....as all the other reviewers seem to adore it. When I watched it I was just very disappointed. It is not a terrible film, but just a letdown.

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6 February 1969 (USA) See more »

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Dracula Has Risen from the Grave See more »

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