"Count Dracula has been dead for ten years, but terror
reigns in the hearts of the inhabitants of a lonely hamlet in the Carpathian Mountains.
Four English tourists are warned to flee, but a driverless carriage arrives and
the unsuspecting tourists find the table laid for four at the dreaded Dracula's
castle ... "
Described as a 'Hammer Classic', this is
a rather formulaic sequel to "The Horror of Dracula", featuring a mute
Christopher Lee and a cast of low budget screamers. The music is tediously awful,
and undermines any suspense, rather than heightening it. Not difficult, as the
only real mystery is "What Happened To The Luggage". Francis matthews
as the wimpy good guy, showed none of the talent that carried him through a successful
The film is really broken by the script; no amount of screaming,
shlock music and (very) cheap special effects can bring this sloppy dud back to
life. What at first appear to be continuity errors are much more likely to be
simply poor screenplay (when in doubt, mention the luggage).
of the movie is the resurrection of Dracula; the earlier movie had Cushing destroy
the Count, scattering the dust in the wind. The device used here, adding blood
to the collected bits of the vampire was necessary to account for the Count ...
and has become part of the Folklore of the Undead.
Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, Francis Matthews, Barbara Shelley
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- Rated: Unrated
- DVD Released October
The Hammer Dracula series:
- Horror of
Dracula (1958) [UK: Dracula]
- Brides of Dracula (1960)
Prince Of Darkness (1966)
- Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
the Blood of Dracula (1970)
- Scars of Dracula (1970)
- Dracula A.D.
1972 (1972) [aka Dracula Today]
- Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
[aka Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride, Rites of Dracula]