Horror of Dracula (1958)
Horror of Dracula Plot Synopsis:After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fianc?e. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.
Horror of Dracula (1958) Review
Terence Fisher directed Horror of Dracula (1958) is also known as Dracula (1958). The Horror of Dracula had an estimated movie budget of 81,000 euro. The Horror of Dracula was nominated for the best dramatic presentation at the Hugo Awards 1959.
The Horror of Dracula stars Peter Cushing as the legendary Doctor Van Helsing and Christopher Lee as the vampire Dracula / Count Dracula. Jonathan Harker accepts a job by Count Dracula at his castle, but Dracula’s motive is ill-willed. Jonathan Harker gets an opportunity to attack Dracula. Dracula takes his vengeance by traveling to a nearby town where he proceeds to terrorize Harker’s finance and her family. Doctor Van Helsing enters the story to protect the family from this bloodthirsty vampire.
Christopher Lee’s performance is excellent but lacked the chills of Bela Lugosi. Peter Cushing fits his role entirely and is believable. The Horror of Dracula is not story driven deep nor is it visually impactful. The Horror of Dracula is shot in color and is appropriate for viewers who will appreciate the budget and timeframe of this now classic vampire film. Watching Christopher Lee vs. Peter Cushing onscreen is very entertaining and recommended.
- Horror of Dracula Rating Scores
- Our Score: 7
- Overall Score: 7.72
- IMDB: 7.4
- Rotten Tomatoes: 8.8
About Horror of Dracula 1958
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Horror of Dracula Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Bram Stoker
Horror of Dracula Director: Terence Fisher
Production: Universal Pictures