6.2/10
1,694
51 user 36 critic

Dracula (1974)

TV-14 | | Drama, Horror | TV Movie 8 February 1974
Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Director:

Dan Curtis
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Dracula
Simon Ward ... Arthur
Nigel Davenport ... Van Helsing
Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Westenra
Fiona Lewis ... Lucy
Penelope Horner ... Mina
Murray Brown ... Jonathan Harker
Virginia Wetherell Virginia Wetherell ... Dracula's Wife (as Virginia Wetherall)
Barbara Lindley Barbara Lindley ... Dracula's Wife
Sarah Douglas ... Dracula's Wife
George Pravda ... Innkeeper
Hana Maria Pravda ... Innkeeper's Wife (as Hanna-Maria Pravda)
Reg Lye ... Zookeeper
Fred Stone Fred Stone ... Priest
Roy Spencer Roy Spencer ... Whitby Inn Clerk
Learn more

More Like This 

Count Dracula (TV Movie 1977)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The vampire count leaves his Transylvanian home to wreak havoc across the world.

Director: Philip Saville
Stars: Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon
Sci-Fi | Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Jack Palance, Denholm Elliott, Leo Genn
Dracula (1979)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence
Count Dracula (1970)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Count Dracula, a gray-haired vampire who regains his youth by dining on the blood of maidens, is pursued in London and Transylvania by Professor Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker and Quincey Morris after he victimizes them and their loved ones.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski
Dead of Night (TV Movie 1977)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This anthology tells three stories: one of time travel, one of vampires, and one of a mother wishing her drowned son back to life.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Ed Begley Jr., E.J. André, Ann Doran
Drácula (1931)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends.

Directors: George Melford, Enrique Tovar Ávalos
Stars: Carlos Villarías, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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
Stars: Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles
Dracula (Video 1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

Loosely based on the novel by Bram Stoker, the film follows Count Dracula from Transylvania to London and back again. Shot in moody black and white.

Director: Scott Allen Nollen
Stars: Todd Jacobsen, Troy Jacobsen, Scott Allen Nollen
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell
Stars: Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Wanda Ventham
Edit

Storyline

Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As Holmwood and Van Helsing explore Dracula's castle, they briefly stop to examine an iron maiden torture device, most likely a reference to the Bram Stoker short story "The Squaw," in which the main character meets his end inside such a device. See more »

Goofs

Even though the painting in Dracula's castle says 1475, the clothes in the painting and the execution of the painting, as well as Dracula's memories of the woman in the painting, clearly show fashion that was worn centuries later. See more »

Quotes

Dracula: Mr. Harker... Now I go to England, and you...
[picks him up by the throat and throws him across the room]
Dracula: to Hell!
See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions were created, one for American television and a slightly gorier print for theatrical distribution in Europe. The European version first surfaced on VHS in America in the 1980s hosted by Elvira. In 2002, the TV version was released on DVD by MPI, and they subsequently issued the theatrical version on blu-ray in 2014. See more »

Connections

Version of Count Dracula (1977) See more »

User Reviews

 
Scary when I was 10; scary now!
29 September 2002 | by mlevansSee all my reviews

Few people remember that Jack Palance--better known as a rough Western character and elderly machismo cologne huckster--played Dracula. For any 10-11-year-olds in 1973, who saw this TV movie, however, his performance will never be forgotten!

I got a chance to see this version of the classic tale as adult a few years ago and found that it is still a fine film. Palance brings something unique to the vampire role. Somewhere between Max Schreck's hideous rat-like Count Orlok and the debonair Lugosi/Lee/Langela Dracula, Palance may well exude some sort of animal magnetism to women, but is still a hideous fanged beast on the prowl. The scene of him trying to get into the locked hotel room of the two women still gives me shivers. Few Draculas ever barred their fangs and hissed as Palance did--although this has seemed to be a popular move for female vampires.

Jack Palance will never be the first or second (or third) name associated with film vampires. For those who saw him in the role, though, it is hard to ever forget his Dracula. Watch it if you get the chance!


35 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

Hungarian | Russian | English

Release Date:

8 February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula See more »

Filming Locations:

Trakoscan Castle, Croatia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Latglen Ltd. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed