7 April 2012
Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen) arrives at the castle of Count Dracula near Klausenberg, posing as a librarian, with the intention of killing the vampire. Dracula (Christopher Lee) ventures from his dark abode to prey on Harker's fiancee Lucy (Carol Marsh) and her family. The only man who can save them is Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing), who sets out to end the vampire's reign of terror once and for all. Following the popularity of The Quatermass Xperiment and The Curse Of Frankenstein, the term ‘Hammer Horror’ was cemented when the studio released their adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel. With luscious eye-popping cinematography (it was the first version of Dracula to be filmed in colour) and career-defining performances from Lee and Cushing, Terence Fisher's film is a classic of not just the horror genre but also British cinema. Dundead will be screening the version restored by the BFI National Archive.
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