A hit-and-miss sequel with Lee stealing the show as usual and Andrew Keir doing good support as a vampire killing priest. Barbara Shelley bores us as the female lead untill she gets bit and turns into a delicious vamp. The main heroes are boring though (a usual problem with many horror movies) and the dialogue is terrible making it understandable why Lee decided to keep his mouth shut throughout the film.
Un classique du genre qui entretient toute la symbolique du vampirisme. Ce mythe indestructible a été remis à la mode par la célèbre maison de production britannique, la Hammer (Seven Arts) pour le plus grand plaisir de l'amateur de fantastique gothique... www.cinefiches.com
Gave it 4 stars because it was the first vampire movie experience for me (a double-bill with Plague of the Zombies) as a little kid. What remained was an absolute terror, insomnia and nightmares for months afterward (my mother's patience was tried to the max). I didn't get over it for years thereby missing a lot of great horror films Now love 'em thank goodness.
This isn't Dracula's shining hour, but anytime you have Terence Fisher directing a Dracula movie for Hammer studios you're generally in for a good time. Dracula's introduction was a bit delayed for my tastes, but his resurrection was definitely the highlight of the movie. His... exodus was on the weak side but overall not a bad watch even if Barbara Shelley's foxiness was kind of used sparingly...