Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

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"He lives! They die! Christopher Lee as the fanged undead."
  • G
  • 1968
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.5  (8,070)

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave is a 1968 British horror film, directed by Freddie Francis and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It's the third installment in Hammer's Dracula series, and stars Christopher Lee as the titular vampire. The plot revolves around an attempt to finally rid the world of Dracula, who has returned from the dead after being defeated by a priest named Monsignor Mueller (played by Rupert Davies) in the previous film. This time, Dracula's resurrection is the result of a botched exorcism at the hands of a winemaker named Zoran (played by Barry Andrews), who becomes Dracula's unwitting servant.

The story takes place in a small mountain village in the Austrian Alps called Kleinenberg, where Zoran's grandfather owns a tavern. When the locals start to notice strange occurrences, such as blood dripping from the tavern's cross, they seek the help of Monsignor Mueller to perform an exorcism. Mueller is initially skeptical, but after witnessing Dracula's power first-hand, he becomes determined to stop him once and for all.

Mueller is aided in his quest by the beautiful Maria (played by Veronica Carlson), the granddaughter of the local baker. As the only woman in the village who isn't afraid of Dracula, Maria proves to be a valuable ally in the fight against the vampire.

The film is notable for its stunning visuals, particularly its use of color. The snowy landscapes of the Austrian Alps provide a haunting backdrop for the action, and the use of vivid reds and greens in the film's bloody scenes create a striking contrast.

Christopher Lee's performance as Dracula is also a highlight of the film. He exudes an otherworldly charisma, making it easy to see why he was such a beloved icon of horror cinema. Rupert Davies is equally impressive as Monsignor Mueller, bringing a gravitas and sense of purpose to the role.

Despite its status as a horror classic, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave is not without its flaws. The film's pacing can be slow at times, and some of the special effects look dated by modern standards. However, these minor quibbles are easily overlooked in light of the film's many strengths.

Overall, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave is a must-see for fans of classic horror cinema. Its impressive visuals, strong performances, and intense story make it a worthy addition to the Dracula franchise, and a testament to the enduring appeal of the vampire legend.

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave is a 1968 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    6.5  (8,070)