Scars of Dracula

release year: 1970
genre: Hammer vampire horror
viewing setting: home DVD, 12/15/04

synopsis: Dracula gets resurrected by a vampire bat, then menaces anyone who comes to visit.

impressions: This one featured the return of the servant ("Clove") as well as an ally for Dracula, a big vampire bat that apparently can wipe out a church full of people all by itself, and also warns Dracula of approaching victims or danger. Whatever. This one had more gore, more cleavage, and less plot than all previous ones.

something this movie has that no other movie has: A giant bat that can seemingly kill at will. Dumb.

sequel to: Taste the Blood of Dracula

acting: Christopher Lee almost sleepwalked through this one - he didn't have much screen time, or lines.

final word: Decent entry in the series, but also one of the weaker ones.

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