Horror of Dracula (1958) Movie Review

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1958 | Horror, Fantasy
82 minutes /

User Score: 67/100

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Horror of Dracula Review


Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.

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.

About Horror of Dracula 1958

Title: Horror of Dracula
Original Title: Dracula 1958, Horror of Dracula
AKA: Dracula
Year: 1958
Runtime: 82 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
Starring: Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, John Maxim, Miles Malleson, Geoffrey Bayldon, Paul Cole, Stedwell Fulcher, Humphrey Kent, Melissa Stribling, Judith Nelmes, Carol Marsh, William Sherwood, Guy Mills, Olga Dickie, Richard Morgan, John Van Eyssen, John Mossman, Valerie Gaunt, Janina Faye, Barbara Archer, Charles Lloyd Pack, George Merritt, George Benson
Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Bram Stoker
Director: Terence Fisher