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 ...
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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.
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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 descendant of the great vampire-hunter Dr. Abraham Van Helsing) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world.Written by
Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
This film brings Dracula back again in the 20th Century. Oddly, although this film stars Lee and Cushing, Britain's best horror actors, the tone and plot of the film are more like a 70s cop flick (or TV show like Baretta or Kojak) than gothic horror. One nice touch is that Dracula's attempt to create a new plague is seen as a twisted suicide attempt. Even this good idea is drummed into the ground, though. Typical of its stupidity are evil guys in bad leather/fur parkas, and an evil oriental woman.
Hammer fans might want to see it just for the sake of the performances, which are right on as always (from Lee and Cushing); horror fans in general should just seek out the much better "Horror of Dracula" (which has finally received an airing on DVD thanks to WB) or "Dracula: Prince of Darkness", both of which succeed in atmosphere and tone where this one tries to be different, but can't be anything more than slightly amusing.
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