Terence Fisher (1958)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Bram Stoker's terrifying vampire creation becomes a modern classic in the adept hands of the House of Hammer. The film was epoch-making in its impact, thanks to the fabulous gothic atmosphere, Terence Fisher's stylish direction and the fact that the undead tale was shot in gory colour for the first time. Christopher Lee's interpretation of Dracula is astonishingly fresh, heroic and powerful, while Peter Cushing makes an ideal Van Helsing. The latter's climactic battle with his bloodsucking nemesis is justly acclaimed as a magic movie moment in the history and development of the horror genre.


A man sent to slay a legendary vampire count becomes the bloodsucker's latest victim. Setting out in search of further prey, he stalks the family of his would-be assassin. However, a fearless doctor and expert on the supernatural is determined to bring his reign of terror to an end. Hammer horror, starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Michael Gough.

Cast & Crew

Van Helsing Peter Cushing
Arthur Holmwood Michael Gough
Mina Holmwood Melissa Stribling
Count Dracula Christopher Lee
Lucy Holmwood Carol Marsh
Jonathan Harker John Van Eyssen
Marx, the undertaker Miles Malleson
Vampire woman Valerie Gaunt
Dr Seward Charles Lloyd Pack
Director Terence Fisher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: BFIGuidance: Violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Nov 2007