This is the eighth film in Hammer's Dracula series, and the seventh and final one to feature Christopher Lee as Dracula and the fourth one with Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. This film takes... See full summary »


Alan Gibson


Don Houghton (screenplay by)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Count Dracula
Peter Cushing ... Professor Lorrimer Van Helsing
Michael Coles ... Inspector Murray
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Torrence
Freddie Jones ... Professor Julian Keeley
Joanna Lumley ... Jessica Van Helsing
Richard Vernon ... Mathews
Barbara Yu Ling Barbara Yu Ling ... Chin Yang
Patrick Barr ... Lord Carradine
Richard Mathews Richard Mathews ... Porter
Lockwood West ... Freeborne
Valerie Van Ost ... Jane
Maurice O'Connell Maurice O'Connell ... Hanson
Peter Adair Peter Adair ... Doctor
Maggie Fitzgerald Maggie Fitzgerald ... Vampire Girl


This is the eighth film in Hammer's Dracula series, and the seventh and final one to feature Christopher Lee as Dracula and the fourth one with Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. This film takes place two years after the events of the previous one. A large headquarter owned by a reclusive personality has been built upon the cemetery where Dracula died in the previous film. Van Helsing is once more approached by the Secret Service after one of their officer gets hold of information regarding elite personalities performing satanic rituals in a mansion located on the outskirts. Written by

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Did You Know?


The character of Jessica Van Helsing has been played in each Hammer "Dracula" film by an actress who also portrays a character romantically linked to Ken Barlow on Coronation Street (1960): Stephanie Beacham in 2009, and Joanna Lumley in 1973. See more »


During their fist meeting with Van Helsing, he offers the men a cigarette from a cigarette box. He closes the lid and sets the box down on a table. In the next shot, the lid is open. See more »


Jessica Van Helsing: Stop him! She's a vampire!
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Alternate Versions

USA version, re-titled "Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride" (1973), removes 4 minutes of footage from original UK release. See more »


Referenced in Blonde Ambition (1981) See more »

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Healthy slice of 70's cheese
25 August 1999 | by JamesPPSee all my reviews

As a Dracula film, this is rather sad and misguided and very typical of the late Hammer fare. But as a piece of classic cheesy 70's British filmmaking, it's a treasure! Loads of tacky scenes and acting, rough looking down-and-out location work and a collection of cheddary extras and character actors.

Peter Cushing looks like he's about to kick the bucket (die) although he miraculously seems to grow younger and less grandpa looking by Star Wars (1977). Who'd have thought he make it to 1994!! There's a healthy dose of Cushing hair flicking in this. Although not to the standard of earlier Frankenstein hair flicks, the old locks are still thrashing around :)

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Release Date:

October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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