Dracula - Prince of Darkness
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Dracula - Prince of Darkness
Christopher Lee dons the evil Count's cloak once again after an 8-year hiatus for this first "authentic" sequel to Hammer Studios' Horror of Dracula (the literal 1960 follow-up Brides of Dracula did not feature Lee). The story begins when two stuffy vacationing couples make an ill-fated stopover at Castle Karlsbad in the Carpathian mountains -- despite the warnings of the mysterious Fr. Sandor (Andrew Keir) and the near-destruction of their coach when the terrified driver runs for his life. After a slightly tedious stretch, one of the men (Charles Tingwell) is sacrificed in a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The thrills do not arise sufficiently smooth out of atmosphere."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Average made Hammer horror pic about Dracula's resurrection."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The least effective Hammer horror film featuring Christopher Lee as the fly-by-night Count."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Full of the sensual mysteriousness which Hammer used to achieve so effortlessly during their long occupation of Bray Studios."
‑ , Time Out
"Probably Hammer's last great Dracula film %u2014 a solid, sometimes imaginative effort."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"Another Hammer vampire flick. About average for the series."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It's an effective bit of Hammer horror, boasting the expected atmospherics, period trappings, literary conceits and, yes, buxom beauties."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Perhaps Hammer's most effectively horrific Dracula movie."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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