Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Scary Movies: Scars of Dracula (1970)

For me, there is one true Dracula, and that is Christopher Lee. I like Lugosi, sure, but for pure, unadulterated, unapologetic, evil in your Dracula, you have to go with Lee FTW.

Now, Scars of Dracula is likely not the best Lee entry, but it was my first and has the scariest Dracula image I have ever seen - Lee, wielding a knife and killing a victim in a brutal fashion. This is the most cold-blooded scene I know of, next to Jack Napier's killing of Shari Eubank in Super-Vixens (don't laugh, that one is horrific).

If you love Lee as Dracula and have not seen this one, seek it out. If you like your vampires evil and chilly, seek it out. You won't be (very) disappointed.


The Igloo Keeper said...

It's Lee for me too. I really like Scars of Dracula, it gets a bad press in some parts for being a bit of a re-hash of earlier Hammer Dracs, but that's not a problem for me. I dunno why they bothered dubbing Jenny Hanley's voice though.

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Igloo Keeper - Hammer seemed to do that sort of thing a lot (dubbing, wigs, etc), maybe it had to do with American audiences?

Unknown said...

The great thing about Lee's Drac is that he never speaks a word. This makes him all the more menacing. Great flick.

JB said...

Lee can be delightfully freakish in horror films. Just stayed up late two nights ago to watch the 1973 classic The Wicker Man. Holy crap...singing and smiling while burning folks alive. Yow!

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