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Scars of Dracula, The (1970)

Christopher Lee thought this was his weakest Dracula sequel, but Hammer horror fans like it because the Count has more screen time here than in any other episode.

There’s also a palpable dark fairy-tale atmosphere achieved by director Roy Ward Baker as Dracula tries sinking his fangs into naive Transylvanian travellers Dennis Waterman (“leave it out, guv”) and Jenny Hanley.

scarsofdracula01Propping up the formula vampire tale are a memorable death-by-lightning climax and more blood, sadism and silly rubber bats than ever before.

This is one of four films released in 1970 in which Christopher Lee played Count Dracula. The others are Count Dracula, Taste the Blood of Dracula and One More Time.

Count Dracula
Christopher Lee
Simon Carlson
Dennis Waterman
Paul Carlson
Christopher Matthews
Sarah Framsen
Jenny Hanley
Patrick Troughton
Michael Gwynn
Wendy Hamilton
Anouska Hempel

Roy Ward Baker