The Satanic Rites of Dracula

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"Evil begets evil on the sabbath of the undead!"
  • R
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.5  (6,640)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula is a 1973 horror movie that stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Michael Coles. It is the final installment of Hammer Film's Dracula series, and was directed by Alan Gibson. The story takes place in London, where the British Secret Service is investigating the activities of a mysterious millionaire named D.D. Denham. They suspect that he may be involved in some kind of satanic cult, and they send an agent named Chin Yang to infiltrate his organization.

Meanwhile, a retired Van Helsing, played by Peter Cushing, is approached by another agent, Richard Latham, who asks for his help in tracking down Dracula, who they believe is still alive and hiding somewhere in London. Van Helsing agrees to help, and they team up with Chin Yang to stop Dracula and his satanic followers.

As the investigation continues, they discover that Denham is actually Dracula himself, and he has been using his wealth and influence to recruit members for his satanic cult. They also learn that he has developed a deadly virus that he plans to release on the world unless they submit to his control.

The three protagonists must race against time to stop Dracula and his cult, and prevent the release of the deadly virus. They infiltrate his lair and engage in a final battle against Dracula and his minions, which leads to a surprising twist in the plot.

The Satanic Rites of Dracula is known for its gothic atmosphere, suspenseful plot, and strong performances from its lead actors. Christopher Lee gives a chilling performance as the iconic vampire, and Peter Cushing shines as the legendary vampire hunter. Michael Coles as the heroic Secret Service agent also gives a solid performance, and the supporting cast adds to the overall creepiness of the movie.

The film also features some memorable scenes, such as a black mass held in a cemetery, and a chase through an abandoned industrial complex. The use of eerie music and sound effects adds to the overall sense of horror and suspense.

Despite being the final installment of the Dracula series, The Satanic Rites of Dracula still manages to be a thrilling and suspenseful horror movie that delivers on its promises of scares and surprises. It may not be the best Dracula movie ever made, but it is definitely worth watching for fans of the horror genre.

The Satanic Rites of Dracula is a 1974 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (6,640)