100 Word Review – Dracula (1958)

Everyone knows the story of Dracula.

Not to be confused with the Gary Oldman one, or the Bela Lugosi one, or the Jonathan Rhys Myers one, or the Frank Langella one, and definitely not the Gerard Butler one (what were they thinking?), this is The Christopher Lee One.

Hammer Horror has an indisputable visual style that doesn’t fall into “naturalistic”. But who wants a naturalistic fantasy film? This is about escape! And blood, obviously.

The end result is a film akin to the Victorian penny dreadfuls; dramatic, passionate and satisfying. Trust me, once you’ve seen this one, you’ll be hooked.


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