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  • R
  • 1979
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 6.5  (11,056)
  • 67

The 1979 movie "Dracula" is a classic horror film featuring Frank Langella as the titular vampire, Laurence Olivier as the famed vampire hunter Van Helsing, and Donald Pleasence as Dr. Jack Seward, the director of a mental institution where Dracula's reign of terror begins. The film opens with a dramatic scene on the ship carrying Dracula from his homeland of Transylvania to England, where he has decided to plant his roots and seek new victims. Once in England, Dracula sets his sights on the beautiful Lucy Seward (played by Kate Nelligan), the daughter of Dr. Seward and a close friend of Jonathan Harker (played by Trevor Eve), a solicitor who is also in love with Lucy.

As Dracula begins to prey on Lucy, a series of bizarre events unfold, causing both Harker and Van Helsing to become suspicious of Dr. Seward's new patient, a mysterious man with a strange affinity for bats. When Lucy falls ill with an unexplained sickness, seemingly caused by Dracula's bite, it becomes clear to all that they are facing a powerful and evil force.

As Van Helsing and Harker mount a desperate effort to destroy Dracula and save Lucy, a complex web of relationships and emotions emerges, including a bitter rivalry between Harker and Dracula, and a deep-seated romantic tension between Van Helsing and Lucy.

Throughout the film, Langella delivers a chilling performance as the charismatic and seductive Dracula, while Olivier brings a sense of gravitas and intensity to the role of Van Helsing. Donald Pleasence, meanwhile, provides a stark, no-nonsense portrayal of Dr. Seward, whose efforts to help his patients are hampered by the presence of the monster in their midst.

As the story builds to a climactic confrontation between Dracula and his foes, the tension and suspense are palpable, and the film's iconic score by John Williams adds a haunting, otherworldly quality to the proceedings.

Overall, "Dracula" is a classic horror film that combines a compelling story with a series of powerful performances and a distinct visual style. While not without its flaws, the movie remains a timeless and influential work, and a must-see for fans of the horror genre.

Dracula is a 1979 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 67.

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