Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star in this great film. It is interesting to see this film and compare it to Dracula. There are several differences and if you know the plot to Dracula it will take some time to acclimate. However it is a good different and doesn’t feel like a rehashing of the same story. While some scenes are hokey and funny, I feel like it adds character and something endearing to the film. I will admit that I prefer the original over this one but it is a good film and a must own.
Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers)
I really enjoy this film however the beginning where the Johnathan is looking to kill Dracula and turns into a vampire was a weird and unexpected twist. From there the film does feel like the original film just less quite. As expected they save the woman from Dracula. However Dracula’s death was really different from Van Helsing, Peter Cushing, making an improvised cross while Dracula, Christopher Lee, slowly turns to dust. It is a very memorable scene and it is classic in horror along with Dracula’s blood shot eyes. It is a must watch film for any horror buff.