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Rating: 9 stars

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Seen on: 01/23/2019, 10/17/2011 (rewatch)

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Dracula (1958)

Directed by Terence Fisher

Horror

Most recently watched by sensoria, sleestakk, archstanton43, JohnPeel, sensoria, zombiefreak

Overview

After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker’s fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker’s friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.

Length 82 minutes

Actors

William Sherwood | Judith Nelmes | John Mossman | Richard Morgan | Guy Mills | John Maxim | Humphrey Kent | Stedwell Fulcher | Paul Cole | Geoffrey Bayldon | Miles Malleson | George Benson | George Woodbridge | George Merritt | Charles Lloyd Pack | Barbara Archer | Janina Faye | Valerie Gaunt | John Van Eyssen | Olga Dickie | Carol Marsh | Melissa Stribling | Michael Gough | Christopher Lee | Peter Cushing

Viewing Notes

I was shocked to discover that I’d actually seen this before, because it wasn’t familiar to me at all. This is the first of Hammer’s DRACULA (aka HORROR OF DRACULA in the US) films and it’s a pretty fun watch. I really liked its unique spin on Stoker’s story.

Comments

avatarsleestakk
7 months ago

Saw your tweet and was like “yeah you have!” Haha this is happening more and more to me lately. Not sure if it’s just consuming too much or old age. Probably both! :)

avatarsensoria
7 months ago

Yeah, I agree, I think it’s both! So funny, the longer into the movie I got the more convinced I was that I hadn’t seen it. Then I logged it and sure enough!