Tmprovement over the previous Dracula film. It started production with the dreadful working title of Dracula is Dead and Well and Living in London, however Hammer saw common sense and changed the title to something more in keeping. Set a year or so after Dracula (Christopher Lee) stalked London, Scotland Yard's Inspector Murray (Michael Coles) is helping to investigate the death of secret agent Hanson (Maurice O'Connell), who had been taken prisoner at a country house, which is home to satanic rituals which are performed by Chin Yang (Barbara Yu Ling), and they involved members of the British Government. Murray calls upon the services of Lorrimer Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) and his granddaughter Jessica (Joanna Lumley), and the cult leads Van Helsing to the offices of D.D. Denham, who never goes out during the day, and hasn't been seen in public. It's a film which manages to be a horror film, a spy thriller and even a touch of sci-fi in there. It has more density and a better plot than the previous Hammer Dracula. It's a very silly film, but it's enough to hold your attention. Lee put his foot down with this one and said no more Dracula films ever, so Hammer ended the franchise, save of their Hong Kong horror The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974).