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Horror of Dracula (1958)


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Four out of Five

Movie

Rating: Approved
Length: 81 minutes

Video

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)

Audio

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono

Captions

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

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Plot

A scholar is hired on by Count Dracula to index his library but neither man seems to be whom they appear.

Pros

The two leads give a very strong performance helping film maintains it's creepiness while surrounded by some very lovely ladies. Even though the plot is fairly simple, the pace and short length of the movie will keep your attention. And last, but not least, the sets were simply excellent.

Cons

This film is over 50 years old so the sound leaves a lot to be desired (Dolby Digital 1.0 mono) and the special effects that they attempted are certainly dated and even amusing by today's standards. And to be honest, the plot is fairly predictable to any Dracula fan.

Extras

  • Theatrical Trailer

Recommendation

This is the first of many movies staring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in the role's of Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing respectively and shouldn't be missed by anyone who considers themselves a fan of this genre. This is one of those films that you should put in after the sun goes down and it's quiet outside; that will more than make up for the audio track.

Director

Actors

Barbara Archer - Inga
George Benson - Official
Peter Cushing - Doctor Van Helsing
[The Satanic Rights of Dracula, Star Wars: Episode IV, Top Secret!]
Olga Dickie - Gerda
Janina Faye - Tania
Valerie Gaunt - Vampire Woman
Michael Gough - Arthur
[Batman, Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, Batman Returns, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Sleepy Hollow]
Christopher Lee - Count Dracula
[The Golden Compass, LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring/The Two Towers/Return of the King, The Man With the Golden Gun, Satanic Rights of Dracula, Sleepy Hollow, Star Wars Episode II/III, Tale of the Mummy, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Wicker Man (1973)]
Miles Malleson - Undertaker
Carol Marsh - Lucy
George Merritt - Policeman
Charles Lloyd Pack - Doctor Seward
Melissa Stribling - Mina
John Van Eyssen - Jonathan
George Woodbridge - Landlord

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