With the exception of Peter Sasdy, none of the Hammer directors who followed Terence Fisher into the Dracula series have been able to relate the atmosphere and poetry of vampirism to the rest of the plot. Here, Freddie Francis creates some admirable atmosphere and tension in the first half-hour, but ultimately reduces the film to an inconsequential splurge of arbitrary religious and sexual motifs.
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Anthony Hinds John Elder|