Count Dracula

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  • Horror films
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With Kinski gibbering away in the padded cell as the puppet-like Renfield, and Lee re-running his seductive Hammer suavity as the Count, this near-forgotten low-budget version seems to have laid much groundwork for later forays into cinematic vampire lore. The script's ambitions (early marked by a not over-extravagant title claim to be illustrating Stoker's novel 'as written') are high and distinctly dead-pan, though perhaps not best served by direction that veers with some consistency to the endearingly inept (or, more charitably, to rigorous anti-illusionism?). Yet the movie emerges as a soberly intelligent reappraisal of a potent and oft-misrepresented mythology.

Release details

Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jesús Franco
Screenwriter: Peter Welbeck Harry Alan Towers
Cast: Christopher Lee
Herbert Lom
Klaus Kinski
Frederick Williams
Maria Rohm
Soledad Miranda
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