Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

35mm, Technicolor
mono, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

A British horror film directed by Freddie Francis. This was the fourth of Hammer's series and the first not to be directed by Terence Fisher.

Plot Summary

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 on Muller for his attempted sanctification of his castle…


Directed by: Freddie Francis
© 1968 Hammer Film Productions Limited
A Hammer Films production
Produced by: Aida Young
Production Manager: Christopher Sutton
Script: John Elder [real name: Anthony Hinds]
Based on the Character Created by: Bram Stoker
Assistant Director: Dennis Robertson
Continuity: Doris Martin
Director of Photography: Arthur Grant
Camera Operator: Moray Grant
Supervising Editor: James Needs
Editor: Spencer Reeve
Music Composed by: James Bernard
Musical Supervisor: Philip Martell
Sound Recordist: Ken Rawkins
Boom Operator: Harry Fairbairn [uncredited]
Sound Editor: Wilfred Thompson
RCA Sound System
Wardrobe Mistress: Jill Thompson
Make-Up: Heather Nurse, Rosemarie McDonald-Peattie
Hair Stylist: Wanda Kelley
Special Effects: Frank George
Matte Artist: Peter Melrose
Supervising Art Director: Bernard Robinson
Construction Manager: Arthur Banks
Runner: Kevin Francis [uncredited]
Locations: Black Park, England, UK; Box Hill, near Dorking, Surrey, England, UK
Studio: Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Christopher Lee (Count Dracula)
Rupert Davies (Monsignor Ernst Muller)
Veronica Carlson (Maria)
Barbara Ewing (Zena)
Barry Andrews (Paul)
Ewan Hooper (priest)
Michael Ripper (Max)
George A. Cooper (landlord)
Marion Mathie (Anna Muller)
John D. Collins (student)
Chris Cunningham (farmer)
Norman Bacon (boy)
Carrie Baker [girl in bell (Gizela Heinz) – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

Le amanti di Dracula – Italy
Dracula et les femmes – France
Dracula rijst uit het graf – Belgium
Dracula sort du tombeau – Belgium
Drácula vuelve de la tumba – Spain
Draculas Rückkehr – Germany
Draculas vålnad – Sweden

Sequel to
Dracula (1958)
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966)

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969)
Scars of Dracula (1970)
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
The Legend of the 7 Golden (1974)

Extracts included in
Dracula in the Movies (1992)
The Many Faces of Christopher Lee (1995)



  • The Daily Cinema no.9515 (1 May 1968) p.15 – credits
  • Dark Terrors no.3 p.16 – note
  • Filmfax no.46 (August/September 1994) pp.31-37, 97 – illustrated interview
  • Films and Filming vol.15 no.5 (February 1969) p.37 – credits, review
  • Flesh and Blood no.5 (September 1995) p.11 – illustrated short article
  • Gothique no.9 (October 1969) pp.4-8 – illustrated article (Back to Nosferatu! by John Ramsey Campbell)
  • Hammer Horror no.6 (August 1995) pp.8-37 – illustrated article
  • House of Hammer vol.1 no.1 (1976) pp.45-48 – illustrated article (Drinkers of blood… Stealers of souls by Steve Moore)
  • The House That Hammer Built no.6 (December 1997) pp.340-345 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • L'Incroyable Cinema vol.1 no.1 (January 1969) pp.24-32 – illustrated article, interview with Freddie Francis (Dracula Has Risen from the Grave)
  • Kine Weekly no.3187 (9 November 1968) – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.35 no.419 (December 1968) p.200 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Supernatural no.1 (January 1969) pp.17-21 – illustrated article (Dracula Has Risen from the Grave by Tim Stout)
  • Variety 20 November 1968 p.34 – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.195
  • The Christopher Lee Filmography by Tom Johnson and Mark A. Miller pp.184-187
  • Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History by Jonathan Rigby pp.124, 125-126, 128, 137, 141, 195
  • Cinematic Vampires by John L. Flynn pp.90-91
  • Count Dracula Goes to the Movies: Stoker's Novel Adapted (3rd Edition) by Lyndon W. Joslin pp.207-215
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.200-201; 205
  • The Cult Films of Christopher Lee by Jonathan Sothcott pp.146-147
  • Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations by James Craig Holte pp.61-62 – note
  • Educational Institutions in Horror Film: A History of Mad Professors, Student Bodies, and Final Exams by Andrew L. Grunzke p.50
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.164, 179-81, 180, 185, 202, 310
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.176, 224, 261, 386
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.116
  • Film Review 1969-70 by F. Maurice Speed (ed.) p.205 – credits, review
  • The Films of Christopher Lee by Robert W. Pohle and Douglas C. Hart pp.127-130
  • The Films of Freddie Francis by Wheeler Winston Dixon pp.115-117, 207-210
  • Hammer Complete: The Films, the Personnel, the Company by Howard Maxford pp.231-234 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • The Hammer Story by Marcus Hearn and Alan Barnes pp.122-123, 179 – illustrated article, review (by Marcus Hearn and Alan Barnes), credits
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.113 – credits, review
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.180 – illustrated credits, review
  • The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide by Stephen Jones pp.46-47 – credits, review
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1970 p.109
  • Lord of Misrule (new edition) by Christopher Lee pp.226-300
  • by Walt Lee p.112 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.143-144
  • Screen World 1970 Volume 21 by John Willis (ed.) p.153 – illustrated credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.161-162
  • The Straight Story from Moby Dick to Glory by Freddie Francis with Tony Dalton pp.146-148, 171, 272
  • Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976 by Gary A. Smith pp.90-91
  • World Filmography 1968 by Peter Cowie (ed.) p.200
  • The World of Fantasy Films by Richard Myers p.76

Other sources

  • British National Film Catalogue vol.6 (1968) – credits, synopsis