Scars of Dracula (1970)
Nomination Year: 2002
SYNOPSIS: Drac is back! Christopher Lee stars in this rather typical example of the genre in which he tries to steal a beautiful young girl away from her fiance.
- Deus Ex Machina
Now We Know Where He Got the Scars
They're on the rooftop of Drac's castle. The hero rips a long wrought-iron bar from a nearby gate and hurls this makeshift metal spear at Drac. It sticks in the vampire, but does little more than amuse him. Drac rips the pole out of himself and raises it on high, as if to say "Now it's my turn." At that instant, lightning stabs down from the convenient thunderstorm that always surrounds Transylvanian castles. Dracula gets electrocuted, first writhing in agony, then bursting into flames (really nice, big ones), then plummetting from the parapet. We get to see a lovely outside shot of the flaming Count falling, falling, falling like a comet.
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Christopher Lee Crown Prince of the Horror genre; plays Dracula a lot Dennis Waterman Ex-husband of Rula Lenska Jenny Hanley Patrick Troughton The Second Doctor ("Dr. Who") Michael Ripper Has been in more Hammer films than anyone else
Director Claim to Fame Roy Ward Baker A Hammer director
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