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Scars of Dracula (1970)

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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 where all the traces end to look for him.

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writers:

Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder), Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Dennis Waterman ... Simon
Jenny Hanley ... Sarah
Christopher Matthews ... Paul
Patrick Troughton ... Klove
Michael Gwynn ... Priest
Michael Ripper ... Landlord
Wendy Hamilton Wendy Hamilton ... Julie
Anouska Hempel ... Tania
Delia Lindsay ... Alice
Bob Todd ... Burgomaster
Toke Townley Toke Townley ... Elderly Waggoner
David Leland ... First Officer
Richard Durden ... Second Officer
Maurice Bush Maurice Bush ... Farmer (as Morris Bush)
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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 where all the traces end to look for him. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Trivia

During an interview, Christopher Lee expressed his well-known frustration with this film: "I was a pantomime villain. Everything was over the top, especially the giant bat whose electrically motored wings flapped with slow deliberation as if it were doing morning exercises." See more »

Goofs

As the villagers leave the castle after setting fire to it, their shadows can be seen on the "sky", revealing it to be a painted backdrop. See more »

Quotes

The Priest: [pointing skyward] The bat! The bat!
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Alternate Versions

For the UK cinema and video versions, the British Board of Film Classification trimmed the killing of the priest by bats and the stabbing of the female vampire by Dracula. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midsomer Murders: A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003) See more »

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In the End, Evil Is Defeated
10 August 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a small village, the villagers decide to destroy Dracula (Christopher Lee) burning his castle to the ground. They protect their wives in the church and head to the castle, but evil wins and their wives are murdered by bats under the command of Dracula.

Sometime later, the womanizer Paul Carlson (Christopher Matthews) has one night stand with Alice (Delia Lindsay, who is the burgomaster's daughter. He is surprised by her father and flees from the town in a coach. He arrives at the village late night and the landlord of the inn refuses to lodge him. He seeks shelter in Dracula's castle and disappears.

His brother Simon Carlson (Dennis Waterman) and his girlfriend Sarah Framsen (Jenny Hanley) seeks Paul out and arrive at the inn where Paul was expelled. Nobody gives any information for them but the servant Julie (Wendy Hamilton) tells that Paul has gone to the castle. Simon and Sarah go to the castle and are welcomed by Count Dracula. Will they escape alive from the vampire?

"Scars of Dracula" is a violent movie by Hammer with Dracula. The director Roy Ward Baker explores the bright colors to make a gore movie. One of the best scenes in this movie is when Dracula leaves his lair crawling on the outside wall since the room does not have any other exit but the window. The actresses are beautiful and voluptuous and the special effects are reasonable for a 1970 movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Conde Drácula" ("The Count Dracula")


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1970 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

GBP200,000 (estimated)
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EMI Films, Hammer Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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