The Satanic Rites of Dracula

Film, Horror

Time Out says

The beguiling message underlying Hammer's modern-dress Dracula movie is that the real vampires of modern London are property speculators. The legendary Count (Lee in fine form) has built a Centre Point-type construction on the site of his old crypt, and comes on like a cross between Howard Hughes and Harry Hyams as he plans to lay waste the city. The idea is amazing (after all, Dracula started as a subversive myth), but inevitably it tends to get lost in the usual mundane complexities of espionage melodrama and occult lore. A lot of weak action scenes and weaker lines, but still a vast improvement on Dracula A.D. 1972. DP.


Release details

88 mins

Cast and crew

Alan Gibson
Don Houghton
Christopher Lee
Peter Cushing
Michael Coles
William Franklyn
Freddie Jones
Joanna Lumley
Richard Vernon
Patrick Barr
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