Countess Dracula (1971)

COUNTESS DRACULA

Countess Dracula

For the Hammer Horror podcast teams fourth instalment into The Vampire Tales, we see the return of the “Hammer Queen” Ingrid Pitt taking on the titular role, but can her presence alone provide the strength that this movie needs to become a staple part of the Hammer film franchise?

Peter Sasdy struggles to inject the historical angle, being based on the infamous Countess Elizabeth Bathory, alongside the producers wish to keep as much gore and horror into the mix.

Ben Skinner and I cast our thoughts over whether or not this internal struggle played a part on the films impact.

Click below to listen to our views.

~ by surgeons of horror on November 30, 2013.

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