The Satanic Rites of Dracula

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In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (an ancestor of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world.

  • Ardeth Blood

    This was the first Hammer Dracula I ever saw so I am partial to it. Done at the height of the “sexploitation” era it’s undercurrent of falling into the wrong crowd theme can be taken as the jumping off point for future vampire films.
    The downside of this film is the misleading view of witches.