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Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Release Date:
23 December 1970 (USA) See more »
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A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at count Dracula's castle. Needless to say... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Christopher Lee ... Dracula

Dennis Waterman ... Simon
Jenny Hanley ... Sarah

Christopher Matthews ... Paul

Patrick Troughton ... Klove

Michael Gwynn ... Priest

Michael Ripper ... Landlord
Wendy Hamilton ... Julie

Anouska Hempel ... Tania

Delia Lindsay ... Alice
Bob Todd ... Burgomaster
Toke Townley ... Elderly Waggoner
David Leland ... First Officer

Richard Durden ... Second Officer
Maurice Bush ... Farmer
Margo Boht ... Landlord's Wife
Clive Barrie ... Fat Young Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olga Anthony ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
George Innes ... Servant (uncredited)

Nikki Van der Zyl ... Sarah Framsen (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)

Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)

Produced by
Aida Young .... producer
Original Music by
James Bernard 
Cinematography by
Moray Grant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James Needs 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor  (as Scott Macgregor)
Makeup Department
Heather Nurse .... make-up assistant
Wally Schneiderman .... make-up supervisor
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdressing supervisor
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Nicholas Granby .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Lindsey C. Vickers .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Tony Baines .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
Don Picton .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Edward Rodrigo .... props buyer (uncredited)
Bob White .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ron Barron .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Tony Lumkin .... recording supervisor
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
David Crozier .... boom operator (uncredited)
Colin Needs .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Barry Reed .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
David Tappenden .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Roger Dicken .... special effects
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Roderick Barron .... clapper (uncredited)
Roderick Barron .... loader (uncredited)
Neil Binney .... camera operator (uncredited)
Joe Pearce .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bob Stilwell .... focus puller (uncredited)
Peter Woods .... camera grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe mistress
Don Mothersill .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Stephen Hyde .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Adrian McDonald .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
Philip Campbell .... unit runner (uncredited)
Ken Gordon .... production accountant (uncredited)
Stuart King .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Chris Nixon .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Las cicatrices de Drácula" - Spain, Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"Τα Σημάδια του Δράκουλα" - Greece
"Белезите на Дракула" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Шрамы Дракулы" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"A sebhelyes Drakula" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"As Cicatrizes de Drácula" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Blizny Drakuli" - Poland
"Brutale Bisse" - West Germany (reissue title)
"Chi no Ekusoshizumu/Dorakyura no fukkatsu" - Japan (imdb display title)
"De tanden van dracula" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Dracula - Nächte des Entsetzens" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"Draculas Blutrausch" - West Germany (new title)
"Draculas märke" - Sweden
"Gecelerin seytani" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Gyrizo apo ta Karpathia - Drakoulas" - Greece (reissue title)
"Il marchio di Dracula" - Italy
"Les cicatrices de Dracula" - France
"O Conde Drácula" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Ta simadia tou Drakoula" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Vampyrens ärr" - Finland (Swedish title) (informal title)
"Vampyyrin arvet" - Finland (imdb display title)
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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:M | Australia:A (original rating) | Finland:K-15 (2008) | Finland:(Banned) (1971) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) (2007) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2002) (2006) | UK:18 (video rating) (1989) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #22613) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

This is Michael Ripper's third consecutive appearance in a Hammer "Dracula" film, given that he previously played Max in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) and Inspector Cobb in Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970). He is the only person other than Christopher Lee to appear in all three films. He also played a coachman in The Brides of Dracula (1960), in which Lee did not appear.See more »
Revealing mistakes: After Dracula stabs Tania for the first time, when he removes the knife the blade quivers, betraying its soft, rubber construction.See more »
Landlord:[burning down the castle] Come on, men! Burn it down!See more »


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32 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
The best Hammer Dracula, 6 January 2005
Author: preppy-3 from United States

The last period Hammer horror film with Dracula. The story isn't really that good--just a bunch of young, good-looking, talentless young actors getting involved with Dracula (Christopher Lee).

There are MANY things wrong with this film: 1) The plot is slight and heavily padded (even at 90 minutes) 2) There are some ridiculously fake rubber bats 3) The special effects are dreadful 4) With two exceptions the acting is even worse than usual for a Hammer film 5) Dracula stabs a woman vampire to death (why???) with an obviously fake knife and THEN drinks her blood. How could a knife kill a vampire? And WHY did he kill her?

This is considered the worst Lee Dracula film. I disagree. I think it's one of the best. For one thing it is easily the goriest Hammer Dracula film (it was the first one to get an R rating here in the US) with some mild nudity thrown in. The violence is strong and savage and played to the hilt by Lee. Also there are two sequences that come directly from Bram Stoker's original Dracula novel--Dracula sleeping in a room with no way in or out--except a window; and when Dracula climbs UP the castle wall from window to window. It was great seeing Hammer at least (for once) TRYING to get some of Stoker's creation on screen. Also Patrick Troughton is very good as Dracula's servant Klove and even Christopher Matthews has a few moments as the doomed Paul. But Lee's acting is the main reason to see this. He has more screen time and dialogue in this than any of the other Draculas and he just gives out an incredible performance. You can't take your eyes off him when he's on screen.

Supposedly Lee and director Roy Ward Baker HATED this film (they blamed Hammer management for forcing them) but they shouldn't. It's very scary and well-done. Recommended.

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