Dracula

 

Dir. Terence Fisher | GB | 1958 |  82mins | (12A)
Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh, Olga Dickie, John Van Eyssen, Valerie Gaunt, Janina Faye
 

 

 

 

 

 

A genuine Hammer classic and arguably the best-ever pairing of terror titans Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, Dracula is perhaps a perfect piece of fantastique. Lee plays Count Dracula as an urbane but utterly deadly immortal aristocrat, while Cushing has forever stamped his authority on the role of Van Helsing – a no-nonsense scientist, man of action and fearless vampire killer. Written by Jimmy Sangster and employing the combined talents of Terence Fisher, production designer Bernard Robinson, cinematographer Jack Asher and composer James Bernard, this stunning adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel simply gets better with age.

 

 

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