Dracula: Prince Of Darkness (1966)
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First Sequel to the Hammer Studios version of the Dracula Legend teaming Christopher Lee as the Count and his arch enemy Peter Cushing as the famous Vampire hunter Van Helsing. In this installment the count is brought back from the dead after his destruction in the original film. Dracula proceeds to pick up where he left off by terrorizing the people visiting his castle where ultimately good and evil again clash.
The Greatest All New Fright Show In Town!
Title: Dracula: Prince Of Darkness
Release Date: January 12, 1966
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Christopher Lee ...Dracula
Barbara Shelley ...Helen
Andrew Keir ...Father Sandor
Francis Matthews ...Charles
Suzan Farmer ...Diana
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...Alan (as Charles Tingwell)
Thorley Walters ...Ludwig
Philip Latham ...Klove
Walter Brown ...Brother Mark
George Woodbridge ...Landlord
Jack Lambert ...Brother Peter
Philip Ray ...Priest
Joyce Hemson ...Mother
John Maxim ...Coach Driver
Peter Cushing ...Doctor Van Helsing (archive footage)
Anthony Nelson Keys
Dracula: Prince Of Darkness Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- The Greatest All New Fright Show In Town!
- Bloodthirsty Vampire Lives Again!
- FIGHT BACK! DEFEND YOURSELF!
- Alan Kent: You forget about all of this in the morning, you'll see. Helen Kent: There'll be no morning for us.
Father Sandor: [after stopping a mob, led by a local priest, from driving a stake into the body of a girl who has died of natural causes. He orders the body be brought to a churchyard] I will bury her. Now do as I say. [nobody moves to carry out his instructions] Father Sandor: Do as I say! Priest: You're out of your jurisdiction! I'll complain to the bishop! Father Sandor: You? And tell him that I stopped you from performing an act of blaphemy? [indicates the body] Father Sandor: Or would you prefer that I told him? Priest: Well... We have to be sure. Father Sandor: You are an idiot, Father. Worse than that: you're a superstitious, frightened idiot. Priest: We... [is cut off by Sandor] Father Sandor: [to the crowd] Take care that I do not have cause to ride this way again!
Charles Kent: [as Klove starts to serve dinner] What's your name? Klove: Klove, sir. Charles Kent: Well, uh, Kove, isn't your master joining us for dinner? Klove: No, sir. I'm afraid not. Charles Kent: Is he indisposed? Klove: [matter-of-factly] He's dead. Charles Kent: [hesitates] I'm sorry if we appear a little dense. Perhaps you could explain? Klove: Explain, sir? Charles Kent: Yes, you seem to have expected us. Ah, this dinner. our rooms, the carriage... everything. Klove: You see, sir, my master is dead but instructions were left that the castle should always be ready to receive guests. I am merely carrying out his wishes. Charles Kent: I see. Who was your master? Klove: His name was Count Dracula. An old and distinguished family. That is the coat of arms over the fireplace. [points to the fireplace] Charles Kent: Does no one hold the title now? Klove: My master died without issue, sir... In the accepted sense of the term.
Helen Kent: [after Klove leaves to get their dinner] Please, let's leave here. Charles Kent: Oh dinner sounds like a splendid idea. Diana Kent: I agree! Helen Kent: Diana! You can't! Diana Kent: Oh, why not? Ten minutes ago we were stranded in the cold, miles away from anywhere. Now we're warm. We're going to be fed. And if that man's master is anything like I think he's going to be, we're going to be entertained as well. Charles Kent: Yes, Diana's right. Let's sit down.
- Christopher Lee found the lines given to this character so awful that he chose to play it silent.
Filmed back-to-back with Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966), using many of the same cast members and sets.
According to the DVD commentary by Barbara Shelley and Suzan Farmer, all of Barbara Shelley's screams were dubbed over by Suzan Farmer.
Originally shown (in London) in a double billing with The Plague of the Zombies (1966).
In the scene where Dracula finally wakes up (his "resurrection" in his coffin), to the crash of thunder and a flash of lightning, he originally took, as probably anyone would, a full FOUR frames (one sixth of a second) to completely open his eyes. In the final cutting stages, an assistant editor had the idea of removing those four frames - effectively a "jump cut" - to have Dracula's eyes open in an even more shocking ONE frame. However, the editor, Chris Barnes, had already finalized the edit for that reel - so the clever cut was never incorporated!
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