Taste the Blood of Dracula
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One of the more accomplished entries in Hammer's Dracula series (which would soon lapse into creative anemia during the 1970s), this fourth installment finds Christopher Lee in top form as the Count, who returns to menacing life after three middle-aged swingers decide to dabble in black magic to bolster their sagging sex lives. Dracula is reborn when the trio's blood-drinking rituals lead to the destruction of his devil-worshipping colleague Lord Courtley (Ralph Bates), whereupon the Count unleashes his deadly wrath on those responsible, even involving members of their families in his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thematically intriguing %u2014 a sort of broadside attack on Victorian hypocrisy."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Is this Dracula 4 or 5 for Christopher Lee? No matter for his fans, it's never enough."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"...a vampire film where the vampire hardly shows his face or fangs."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"An effective British horror that benefits from a classy cast, an intriguing subtext and plenty of atmosphere courtesy of Peter Sasdy's directing."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"The strangest and most confused of the Dracula films up to that point, and the first of Hammer's vampire films where the bad elements seriously threaten to outnumber the good."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Drink the blood of the Master!"
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Taste the Blood of Dracula is unusual in that it keeps Dracula somewhat on the sidelines."
‑ Joshua Vasquez, Slant Magazine
"Given the lack of Lee screen time, 'Taste' is actually a pretty damn good Hammer film, with a strong story, the usual stock of excellent actors, great costumes, etc."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"Genius. Christopher Lee. Genius."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"Yet another tired Chris Lee Dracula romp"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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