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Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
Country of Origin: UK
Directed by: Freddie Francis
EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Carrie Baker (girl in bell (Gizela Heinz)
A year after the destruction of Count Dracula, Monsignor Ernst Muller is disturbed by the superstitious behaviour of the villagers of Keinenburg which lies in the shadow of Dracula's castle. Determined to dispel the villagers' fears, Muller and the cowardly village priest visit the castle and inadvertently revive the Count. Before long, Dracula is seeking revenge on Muller for his attempted sanctification of his castle...
Francis' best film for Hammer, Dracula Has Risen From the Grave wastes Christopher Lee (he has just 52 words of dialogue!), contains the infamous scene where Dracula pulls a stake from his own heart and contains little that we haven't already seen. Yet it's enjoyable enough, with a fantastic climax and some interesting subtexts on religion and belief. The weakest of hammer's 60s Draculas, it's fun to watch but Hammer were to do much better with the next entry, Taste the Blood of Dracula (1960).
You just can't keep a good man down!
You just can't keep a good man down... obviously!
He lives! They die! Christopher Lee as the fanged undead.
Inflamed with his Vampire thirst for blood and evil and beautiful girls. (Australia)
Le amanti di Dracula - Italian title
FOOTAGE INCLUDED IN
Daily Cinema no.9515 (1 May 1968) p.15
Dark Terrors no.3 p.16
Filmfax no.46 (August / September 1994)
pp.31-37, 97 (USA)
Films and Filming vol.15 no.5 (February
1969) p.37 (UK)
Flesh and Blood no.5 (September 1995)
Hammer Horror no.6 (August 1995) pp.8-37
The House That Hammer Built no.6 (December
1997) pp.340-345 (UK)
Kine Weekly no.3187 (9 November 1968)
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.35 no.419 (December
1968) p.200 (UK)
Variety 20 November 1968 p.34 (USA)
British National Film Catalogue vol.6
English Gothic (2nd edition) pp.153-154
The Hammer Story pp.122-123, 179
Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies
1991 - 1992 p.113
The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide pp.46-47
castles, coffins, dracula, priests, pubs, revenge, vampires
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