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Dracula: Prince of Darkness 1966

  • Terence Fisher
  • January 12, 1966
  • 90 mins
  • English
  • Horror
DEAD for Ten Years DRACULA, Prince of Darkness, LIVES AGAIN!
Whilst vacationing in the Carpathian Mountain, two couples stumble across the remains of Count Dracula's castle. The Count's trusted servant kills one of the men, suspending the body over the Count's ashes so that the blood drips from the corpse and saturates the blackened remains. The ritual is completed, the Count revived and his attentions focus on the dead man's wife who is to become his partner; devoted to an existence of depravity and evil.


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It takes quite a while for Dracula to appear in the film and unfortunately the four central characters charged with being potential food for the Count are dull and stupid making them very difficult to care for. However, Dracula's return is very effective and creepy with some clever effects that still hold up well. Lee is also perhaps even more menacing here than in the previous entry, and this without speaking a single line of dialogue in the whole film - perhaps that was the point. The pace picks up considerably once he appears and particularly enjoyable is Andrew Keir as a warrior monk. It's a shame the the finale is a little anticlimactic with Dracula's demise a little underwhelming.

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