HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) presented by Count Gore
Local TV legend Count Gore De Vol (Dick Dyszel) returns to present another terrifying film with interactive games, prizes and more! This 1958 film is the first in horror production company Hammer Films' wildly successful Dracula film series. Sir Christopher Lee's Count Dracula and Peter Cushing's Doctor Van Helsing (the duo's first star pairing, to be reprised dozens of times) battle it out on the big screen, aided by sumptuous color, a pounding score composed by James Bernard, free-flowing fake blood and a bevy of vampire brides. Considered extreme for its day, if relatively PG by today's standards, the film's stylishness remains undiminished. DIR Terence Fisher; SCR Jimmy Sangster, from "Dracula" by Bram Stoker; PROD Anthony Hinds. UK, 1958, color, 82 min. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.