Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Dracula - Review

Shocking audiences on its initial release with its overt sexuality, violence and horror, Hammer’s Technicolor marvel is still ridiculously enjoyable, and scary, 50 years later. 

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Jonathan Harker travels to Castle Dracula with the sole intention of destroying the notorious vampire. In retribution, the furious count starts to prey upon Harker’s family.

Christopher Lee only had 13 lines of dialogue as Dracula (all spoken in the first 10 minutes), yet still delivered a performance of such dignity and physical ferocity that it would both make him one of the most recognisable actors of all time, and oblige him to appear in six increasingly poor, desperately contrived sequels.


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