In London 1872 - the final battle between Lawrence van Helsing and Count Dracula on top of a coach results in Dracula dying from a stake made from the remains of a wooden wheel. Lawrence dies from his wounds and, as he is buried, a servant of Dracula buries the remains of the stake by the grave and keeps a bottle of Dracula's ashes and the ring. One hundred years later, the colourful 1972, Johnny, the great-grandson of the servant joins up with a "group" containing Jessica, the grand-daughter of the present vampire hunter, Abraham van Helsing and with their unknowing help resurrect Dracula in the 20th Century who is determined to destroy the house of Van Helsing, but who can believe that The king of the Vampires really exists and is alive - in 20th Century London?
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
The Count is back, with an eye for London's hotpants . . . and a taste for everything
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Did You Know?
Caroline Munroe observed how Peter Cushing would retreat to his dressing room, between takes. See more
The yellow carriage spoke that punctured Draculas' heart in the opening scene and which "Johnny" placed into the ground with Dracula's ashes, seemingly remained untouched and unaffected by 100 years of London weather. See more
Look, just to show I'm sorry, I got two tickets for the Jazz spectacular at the Albert hall.
The words "Rest in Final Peace" appear on screen before the end credits roll. See more
""Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell" (uncredited)
Music by Delia Derbyshire
, Brian Hodgson
, David Vorhaus
and Paul Lytton
Performed by White Noise
Courtesy of Island Records See more