Taste the Blood of Dracula Reviews

  • Oct 30, 2016

    Well done Dracula tale works pretty well as a direct sequel to to the original. Three distinguished gentlemen are bored and looking for some excitement, which then leads them to coming into contact with one of Count Dracula's servants. As with most Hammer Film Productions it's a well mounted bit of horror and you also get Christopher Lee returning as the count. The story is better than most of the Dracula films and that helps it greatly, as does the presences of the always great Lee.

    Well done Dracula tale works pretty well as a direct sequel to to the original. Three distinguished gentlemen are bored and looking for some excitement, which then leads them to coming into contact with one of Count Dracula's servants. As with most Hammer Film Productions it's a well mounted bit of horror and you also get Christopher Lee returning as the count. The story is better than most of the Dracula films and that helps it greatly, as does the presences of the always great Lee.

  • Oct 24, 2016

    one of the last good Hammer Dracula sequels

    one of the last good Hammer Dracula sequels

  • Oct 12, 2016

    One of the better Dracula sequels from Hammer Films (and there are a number of bad ones). Christopher Lee was apparently reluctant to return - and he doesn't have too many lines here (simply "the first", "the second" and "the thirrrrrrrd") -- but he is still a magnificently evil presence. The plot revolves around three businessmen (in the early 1900s) who seek to experience thrills in this life, even going so far as to be willing to sell their souls to the devil. Of course, when the ritual actually occurs they wimp out - the reconstituted blood of Dracula does not seem too palatable to drink (and a prelude to the movie shows us how it was obtained). The grown children of the businessmen, two young women and two young men, add romance to the story but Dracula soon has the girls under his sway ('natch). As usual, Hammer's production values are ace, lending spooky period atmosphere to the proceedings. Worth a look if this is your thing.

    One of the better Dracula sequels from Hammer Films (and there are a number of bad ones). Christopher Lee was apparently reluctant to return - and he doesn't have too many lines here (simply "the first", "the second" and "the thirrrrrrrd") -- but he is still a magnificently evil presence. The plot revolves around three businessmen (in the early 1900s) who seek to experience thrills in this life, even going so far as to be willing to sell their souls to the devil. Of course, when the ritual actually occurs they wimp out - the reconstituted blood of Dracula does not seem too palatable to drink (and a prelude to the movie shows us how it was obtained). The grown children of the businessmen, two young women and two young men, add romance to the story but Dracula soon has the girls under his sway ('natch). As usual, Hammer's production values are ace, lending spooky period atmosphere to the proceedings. Worth a look if this is your thing.

  • Sep 05, 2016

    The gore and actual nudity are upped considerably in this entry, but the gothic tone remains. This is another very entertaining Dracula movie, with Lee giving a more dominating performance than usual.

    The gore and actual nudity are upped considerably in this entry, but the gothic tone remains. This is another very entertaining Dracula movie, with Lee giving a more dominating performance than usual.

  • Feb 09, 2016

    Overrated Dracula sequel.

    Overrated Dracula sequel.

  • May 12, 2015

    It's still entertaining, but the formula is getting old, and the story-line is really messy in this one. Not a lot makes sense, and the characters are too hollow. The ending isn't as memorable or spectacular like the other Dracula movies, though the resurrection is rather elaborate.

    It's still entertaining, but the formula is getting old, and the story-line is really messy in this one. Not a lot makes sense, and the characters are too hollow. The ending isn't as memorable or spectacular like the other Dracula movies, though the resurrection is rather elaborate.

  • Nov 09, 2014

    It's maybe not quite what you would expect a Dracula movie as he doesn't really get any chances to be charming and aristocratic (he rarely does in this series), but if you're just looking for a garden variety vampire bloodbath you could do a lot worse. http://cinematicjustice.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/dracula-revisited-hammer-horror-1958-1974/

    It's maybe not quite what you would expect a Dracula movie as he doesn't really get any chances to be charming and aristocratic (he rarely does in this series), but if you're just looking for a garden variety vampire bloodbath you could do a lot worse. http://cinematicjustice.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/dracula-revisited-hammer-horror-1958-1974/

  • Mar 06, 2013

    81% "You drink then! You drink it! You drink the filth!"-William Hargood (Geoffrey Keen) Drink of choice: Bubbly or Scotch, with a blood chaser "Would you be willing to sell your souls to the Devil?"-Lord Courtly (Ralph Bates)

    81% "You drink then! You drink it! You drink the filth!"-William Hargood (Geoffrey Keen) Drink of choice: Bubbly or Scotch, with a blood chaser "Would you be willing to sell your souls to the Devil?"-Lord Courtly (Ralph Bates)

  • Nov 03, 2012

    one of the best dracula movies!

    one of the best dracula movies!

  • Oct 27, 2012

    A more stylish film than several prior entries, despite a more overtly "modern" feel (the period trappings feel very token). Several recognizable actors really help the goofy - and occasionally even distasteful - elements of the film along.

    A more stylish film than several prior entries, despite a more overtly "modern" feel (the period trappings feel very token). Several recognizable actors really help the goofy - and occasionally even distasteful - elements of the film along.