Dracula A.D. 1972

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‘Past, present or future, never count out the Count!’

Dracula A.D. 1972 is a British supernatural horror film, directed by Alan Gibson (Crescendo; Goodbye Gemini) and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It was written by Don Houghton. It stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham and Christopher Neame (Lust for a Vampire; Transformations; Species III).

Unlike earlier films in Hammer’s Dracula series, Dracula A.D. 1972 had a contemporary setting, in an attempt to update the Dracula story for modern audiences. The Count is brought back to life in modern London and preys on a group of young party-goers, that includes the descendant of his nemesis, Van Helsing.

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It is the seventh Hammer film featuring Dracula, and the sixth to star Christopher Lee in the title role. It also sees the return of Peter Cushing as Van Helsing for the first time since The Brides of Dracula in 1960, and is the first to…

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