Horror of Dracula

Horror of Dracula

DVD - 2002
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Dracula, a centuries-old nobleman damned to an eternal blood-crazed half-life, travels from his native Transylvania to London and to a savage fate. In the decadent nightlife he finds new victims. He also finds Dr. Van Helsing, a brilliant scientist, who becomes Dracula's implacable foe in a bat-and-mouse game of blood-red Gothic gore.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2002
ISBN: 9780790768106
0790768100
Branch Call Number: DVD Horror
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Derringer
Feb 05, 2018

Yes. When compared to the blood-saturated vampire films of today - This "Dracula" picture from 1958 is really quite tame and almost laughable at times. But, all the same - It does contain some genuine moments of terror that should satisfy most fans of vintage horror films. Just don't set your hopes too high by expecting a literal gore-fest here.

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Bang_On
Jan 23, 2018

Considered quite brutal and excessively graphic in its day (1958) - "Horror of Dracula" (a Hammer Production) was really surprisingly tame by today's gore-infested standards of over-the-top, blood-saturated vampire movies.

But - All the same - This particular horror film of glorified blood-lust is notable for being one of the very first vampire films to initiate the whole ultra-violent, blood-thirst trend that has continued (at full-throttle) to this very day.

I think that it's interesting to note that this particular film-version of Bram Stoker's famed vampire story has Count Dracula's castle situated just outside the paranoid, little village of Klausenberg (not the expected, Transylvania).

Anyway - Though this film did have its horrific moments - (Stake through the heart, anyone?) - It really wasn't anywhere near to being as sinister and savage as I was expecting it to be.

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SpaceAngel
Aug 16, 2016

Hammer's "Horror of Dracula" was the first vampire film to incorporate fangs, blood, sex and red eyes into its story about the evil, blood-sucking Count.

Before 1958, vampire films were always in black and white and not very gory, considering that a vampire drinks blood. Then the Hammer Studios from England came along and the audience never knew what hit them. There was blood. There were frightening scares. And, most of all, there was colour!

"Horror of Dracula" was the first vampire movie to be filmed in colour. And, with that, we were introduced to actor Christopher Lee, who was arguably one of the best and most memorable Dracula's of them all. Standing over six feet tall, this man had a true presence as Dracula.

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Onewhoissaved
Mar 20, 2016

"The Horror of Dracula", 1958, pairs the established star Peter Cushing with the up and coming star Christopher Lee. These two would dominate British and American horror films from this point on. They have no rivals. The color and pageantry of this film is unexceeded

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