Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Hammer's second outing for the notorious vampire after their hugely successful Dracula (1958), with Christopher Lee returning as the demonic Count. Here he is revived by a devoted servant using the blood of an unwary guest and so begins… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 12, 1966
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The thrills do not arise sufficiently smooth out of atmosphere.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Average made Hammer horror pic about Dracula's resurrection.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

The least effective Hammer horror film featuring Christopher Lee as the fly-by-night Count.

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Time Out

Full of the sensual mysteriousness which Hammer used to achieve so effortlessly during their long occupation of Bray Studios.

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Steve Biodrowski

Probably Hammer's last great Dracula film %u2014 a solid, sometimes imaginative effort.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Another Hammer vampire flick. About average for the series.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It's an effective bit of Hammer horror, boasting the expected atmospherics, period trappings, literary conceits and, yes, buxom beauties.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Perhaps Hammer's most effectively horrific Dracula movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
'Dracula: Prince of Darkness' opens with an iris-shaped recap of the previous film and this is arguably the most fearsome, canny and opulently mounted… More
David Ladd
This film is not quite the kind of sheer perfection that you find in "Horror Of Dracula" or " The Brides Of Dracula" but is a good 3rd film… More
Michael Gildea
Dracula-Prince of Darkness isn't a bad movie about the world's most famous vampire, but its definitely not the greatest either. Having Terence Fisher… More
Stephen M
Second sequel to "Dracula" which picks up where that film left off. It even begins with the final fight between Dracula and Van Helsing, a misty halo… More
Cassandra Maples
Dracula (Christopher Lee) rides again in yet another Hammer entry in the Dracula franchise. This film is enjoyable horror hokum, but it has an awfully shallow… More
Adam M.
Sequel to the seminal Horror of Dracula. A family end up staying at an old castle despite being warned of what might be in there. Obviously its not long before… More