Horror of Dracula
Horror of Dracula (1958)

This Hammer Studios classic is far closer to the letter (and spirit) of the Bram Stoker novel than the Bela Lugosi version of Dracula. The premise finds the infamous count journeying from his native Transylvania to England, where he takes a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 1, 2002
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Trading gore for grandeur, Horror of Dracula marks an impressive turn for inveterate Christopher Lee as the titular vampire, and a typical Hammer mood that makes aristocracy quite sexy.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This Grand Guignol treatment bowled people over in the 50s, and it still yields some potent shocks.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Perhaps the constant hunt for hemoglobin is slowing our villain down, for this time there are strong indications that the once gory plot is showing definite signs of anemia.

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Total Film

A gore-splattered melodrama steeped in menace, eroticism and repressed sexuality.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

Christopher Lee's Dracula is a menacing and complex presence who never lets his fangs and cape dominate.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

Bram Stoker's terrifying vampire creation becomes a modern classic in the adept hands of the House of Hammer.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Follows the Bram Stoker novel as loosely as any other adaptation up to that time, though this one is much leaner and meaner.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Both director Terence Fisher as well as the cast have taken a serious approach to the macabre theme that adds up to lotsa tension and suspense.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

This Hammer classic will be good for a laugh, and some shivers.

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Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

Easily ranks in the pantheon of genre classics.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
There are many reasons why a given film's reputation may be inflated or exaggerated in light of subsequent events. Whether through the impact it has on the… More
AJ Verser
Hammer's first Dracula movie. It's really very cool, it's slow and atmospheric, but Lee is so perfect as Dracula, I loved him.
Cassandra Maples
It's difficult to overestimate the significance of Dracula. Far more so than its predecessor, The Curse of Frankenstein, it set the tone for Hammer's… More
Mister Caple
Christopher Lee launched one of his signature roles as the bloodsucking count in the lavishly produced 1958 adaption of Bram Stoker's famous vampire yarn.… More
Chris Weber
This was the first film in Hammer's series devoted to updating Dracula, making variations that, unlike Universal, were filled with a bit more mature… More
Stella Dallas
who needs twilight when there's peter cushing and christopher lee! hammer rebooted dracula with a good dose of sex and most of the original story, minus… More