I just watched Horror of Dracula again this past Saturday night when Svengoolie showed it, and then I got a hit on this old post about it today. It’s been so long since I wrote this that I don’t remember writing it, but I enjoyed reading it so I hope you will too.


It had been so long since I’d seen Horror of Dracula that it was like my first time. The only things I remembered were parts of the ending, and I can’t talk about that in case some of you haven’t seen it. In fact, I’m not sure what to say about this today, so I’m just going to make a list of observations. Do you realize Horror of Dracula is 60 years old? And yet, to me, it feels much more relevant and modern today than a lot of vampire movies made in my lifetime, and certainly doesn’t feel as alien and antique as the Universal horrors. Apologizes to Universal marks, but I never could get into most of those other than as a curiosity, however Hammer just swings.

Can I start with my love of Michael Gough? He did so well playing baddies but on the occasions he wasn’t…

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