Sunday, April 14, 2013
SCARS OF DRACULA (1970)
A big fake-looking bat pukes up some blood on a bunch of ashes and Christopher Lee returns as Count Dracula in this 5th sequel in the Hammer studios series. While I'm not a big fan of this series in general I do find the ramped-up cheese factor as they went into the 70's to at least be mildly amusing. This one has a ladies bare ass on display, a bat chomping on the face of a priest, a sexy vampire chick, Drac's masochistic helper and a really stupid ending involving unlikely lightning saving the day. Besides these standout features it all runs along the exact lines you would expect an English Dracula movie to. This one is still set in olden-times but after this they would move the series to modern day, with stuff like SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA, which made the movies even nuttier.
Played on a double-bill with HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN also from 1970: