Halloween Movie Countdown Day #8 – DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968)

For my EIGHTH Halloween horror movie I decided to go old school and reach for my Hammer.

Yes sir, nobody made horror films like Hammer Films.

Even though I really love Bela Lugosi in the original 1931 movie Dracula – nobody took Dracula so far as Hammer and Christopher Lee did; and DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE is one of the best of them. From scenes like the initial church bell opening scene, or the cinematic priest climbing up the mountain with a cross tied to his back. Gorgeous breathtaking cinema. And the athletic grace that Lee gave his portrayal of the ancient vampire, leaping across the floor and out the window. Nobody moved like Lee did.

Tomorrow night we’re going for TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA.
I picked up both of these in two separate 4 movie DVD’s at Walmart.

Here’s a look at the trailer.

And up at the top you might have noticed TWO versions of the movie posters. When I saw this movie in the Audion Theatre in Capreol, Ontario back when I was a youngster – it had the band-aid version of the poster. I loved the flick then and I love it now. Nobody makes horror like Hammer does!

Yours in Storytelling,

Steve Vernon


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