Countess Dracula (1971)

Countess Dracula (1971)

Countess Dracula





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Polish actress Ingrid Pitt became a cult figure for her portrayal of the notorious Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory in this Hammer horror film. Bathory finds that bathing in the blood of virgins restores her youthful beauty, and she enlists her servant (Nigel Green in a standout performance) to kidnap her own daughter, Ilona (Lesley-Anne Down). Bathory assumes Ilona's identity to seduce a young man (Sandor Eles), but without a supply of blood, she turns old in a hurry. The real Bathory had … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Horror
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Written By: Jeremy Paul
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20th Century Fox

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Critic Reviews for Countess Dracula

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 23, 2007
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Basics are covered well by Sasdy, who delivers an interesting take on this devil's pact plot, wisely emphasizing Pitt's allure, his cinematic weapon that gives Countess Dracula the bite it deserves.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014

There's barely enough material here to fill a 22-minute episode of The Twilight Zone, let alone a full-length movie.

Full Review… | August 20, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

It's a Hammer production, so you know what to expect (or you should!).

Full Review… | August 6, 2002
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Countess Dracula

A very poor version of Countess Elizabeth Bethory.

Wahida K

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One of the best Hammer horror films in my opinion.

Kylie B

Super Reviewer


Gave it a spin off the To-Watch Pile and I can happily say, it was well worth the wait.

Ingrid Pitt is gorgeous and the period setting is well-realized, I loved it from start to finish.

Well worth a rental.

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