Scars of Dracula (1970)

Mike / October 13th, 2011

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  • newname

    October 13, 2011 at 1:42 am

    “Dracula on fire” should have been the film title.

  • newname

    October 13, 2011 at 1:45 am

    How did they make his eyes so red? Mine hurt just thinking about it.

  • Sepnot

    October 13, 2011 at 1:50 am


  • SenatorWaffles

    October 13, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Aww, I was half-expecting you to do Horror of Frankenstein as well.

  • Darthleather

    October 13, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Klove, Dracula’s servant from Dracula:Prince of Darkness, also returns in this movie. Although he’s like a totally different character.

  • daveydeathray

    October 13, 2011 at 2:00 am

    @newname: Pot. They had him smoke some pot. I get why the Hammer films are so popular, but I really do feel like they could have been so much better with just a little bit more thought.

    It’s at this point that I’m thinking, “How cool would it be to see a kick-ass Castlevania film”. It seems like the Dracula in that series is way more iconic and bad ass than he has been in most of the films.

  • frostare

    October 13, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Dracula catches fire, BOOOOM! Wait, wrong movie… It would’ve been awesome though.
    I dunno what to think about this movie, strikes me as mediocre with amazing highlights. Nonetheless I love Christopher Lee’s acting.

  • TehJedicake

    October 13, 2011 at 2:29 am


  • Alufear

    October 13, 2011 at 2:47 am

    If I’m not mistaken, Paul #73’s brother, the one that faces Dracula, is named Simon.

    Hhhmmmm…a man named SIMON fighting DRACULA…..coincidence? ; )

  • otto meyer III

    October 13, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Magpie and Minder meet Dracula.

  • October 13, 2011 at 3:24 am

    2:11 further evidence that Nicholas Cage is a vampire!

  • StonedCanadian

    October 13, 2011 at 3:30 am

    That death scene always was kind of out-of-nowhere & blunt, but weirdly fitting.
    Awesome Monster Madness again this year, too.

  • straatjutter

    October 13, 2011 at 5:34 am

    maybe all the pauls are related , i dont know about England but in most European country’s its common that the oldest son gets the same name as his grandfather . and in this series it seems that there could be a lot of time between the stories so it isn’t unlikely .

  • photon72

    October 13, 2011 at 5:45 am

    It‘s a shame i was too young back then. I would have loved to see these in a theater.

  • kingallaoy

    October 13, 2011 at 6:58 am

    when i saw Dracula’s red eyes in the end i had the same avgn reaction when finally DR jykell’s cane killed a bee in the nes game , simply : “WHAT THE FA FA FA FA FAAAAAAAAA …………….”

  • angryrider

    October 13, 2011 at 7:23 am

    OMG, the Second Doctor Who was Dracula’s servant!

  • horrorfanboy

    October 13, 2011 at 7:27 am

    This and “Dracula Has Risen From the Grave” both look really great. Only two more Dracula films left. Both which have “modern” settings and also have Peter Cushing back as Van Helsing.

  • cuts_and_volts

    October 13, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I’m surprised Dennis Waterman didn’t sing the theme tune =P

  • Syndicaidramon

    October 13, 2011 at 8:20 am

    @straatjutter: It is?
    I’ve never heard of such a thing. Not in my country at least…

  • October 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Can´t you do a review of Bram Stokers Dracula, with Gary Oldman…

  • The Spelling Champoin

    October 13, 2011 at 8:41 am

    @cuts_and_volts: I bet Arthur got him into this mess. Still, I reckon he could’ve given Dracula the old one-two and done him in. Terry McCann by KO!

  • Mixon

    October 13, 2011 at 8:42 am

    So his eyes are red, because he is hammered.
    Get it, Hammer films and the pot you were talking about?
    You know, getting hammered?

  • sugreev2001

    October 13, 2011 at 10:21 am

    This movie is a pathetic excuse to the legacy of two great series.I don’t know why Chris Lee even signed up to do this crap ?

  • October 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Why would Dracula drink blood from somebody who’s already dead? I think the better question would be HOW and WHY would an undead creature who needs to drink blood in order to sustain themselves actually have blood in their own body!? but I already went into this yesterday, so, meh.

    AWESOME! Dracula FINALLY dies in a way that I agree makes perfect sense! being burned and an extreme weakness to fire is a vampire weakness I can get behind! SWEET!

  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 13, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Wow. These films can’t get any more rediculous, can they?
    Well, I suppose if Rambo went out to fight Dracula, then yes.

  • metalcommand

    October 13, 2011 at 11:28 am

    @David Hall

    Have you actually ever read the novel ‘Dracula’? There is one important sentence in this novel:”the blood is the life”. It means a vampire needs blood and runs on blood. Yes, he’s an undead, but he still has vital organs and running blood.

  • Joker83

    October 13, 2011 at 11:28 am

    That is EXACTLY how the Vampire dies in “Batman and the Mad Monk”, I always thought it was kind of a random way for the main villain to go, but now I see it was something of an homage.

  • Rodrigo Esparza

    October 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Those Paul guys are obviously cursed by the DEVIL!

  • bort

    October 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Aside from the added violence and bigger role for Christopher Lee, the thing that stands out most to me about this movie is “Why is it so hard to find on DVD?” A new copy at Amazon is $80! The cheapest you can get a used copy (in ‘good’ condition) is $25. I mean, Somebody uploaded the whole thing on Youtube and I watched it there, but I have all the Dracula movies except this one.

  • angel85

    October 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Vampire bats actually DO regurgitate blood for other bats who didn’t get a meal that night, maybe the bat at the beginning saw the corpse of Dracula and recognized it as a fellow creature of the night in need of a meal.

  • hillbillyhatfield

    October 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    The vampire bat is exhibiting reciprocal altruism. Sometimes when a bat in a colony did not go and feed, others will regurgitate a bit of blood for them. It keeps the colony strong. That is a natural occurance. And since dracula can control lesser creatures in some renditions, it makes sense. Drac is the leader of the colony there. The knife part is more out of place that anything. Unless there paying honor to where vlad killed his mistress for lieing to him about being pregnant. But that is a little iffy.

  • October 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Fuck you Derek Fisher! I hope you get Diabetes!

  • GoldenFrog

    October 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    “first rate horror trash” lol, pretty much. Too random and all over the place but the gore and violent scenes are nice.

  • October 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm


    ok, you got me. I admit that no, I haven’t read ‘Dracula’. but I did already know about the “life Blood” thing. I know vampires don’t need blood just for food, but they also absorb the very life force out of it as well.

    all I mean is if vampires retain their ability to develop their own blood in their own body, then there really wouldn’t be any reason to suck it out form an external source. they would already have their own, and therefore be able to use THAT for their organs. they same way humans do.

    and I hope you don’t mean all organs. if their body is as fully functional as a humans, they can’t really be called properly undead if their body is still fully and completely alive. some of their life force as to come for supernaturality in order to be considered undead.

    …..of course, this is all just my personal beliefs in vampire lore in general. as I said, I have not read Dracula and therefore the lore of that story may not match the lore I think makes the most sense. I’m just pointing WHY I don’t think it makes sense.

  • October 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    * oh, and they’d be able to use their own blood for the energy absorption thing as well.*

    ……..what happened to that cool new comment system? I liked being able to edit my comments after posting them…..

  • theretrogamer14

    October 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    damn, Hammer Studios must REALLY love my name

  • SpotXSpot

    October 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Dude! Dracula’s servant was Patrick Troughton!
    Doctor Who FTW!

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I think the real reason for Christopher Lee’s red eyes HAS to be those contacts he wore. Back then, I’m pretty sure it was SUPER uncomfortable and irritated his eyes. They do make for some pretty striking close-ups I must say.

    Also…I think it’s about time that they kill Paul off. Guess hammer figured the name has run it’s course.

  • October 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Hammer kept naming the guys Paul to conjure up associations with Paul McCartney in the minds of the young audience members that they were trying to get.

    Mark Moore

    I, Carly
    a post-DOTM Transformers movieverse fanfic

  • AhhxDumb

    October 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    It’s funny how James Censors the nudity but then shows all the gruesome gore and killings lol.

  • October 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    James, you REALLY need to include the titles of the movies from your title credits. Many of them I’ve never seen and they look good!

  • Goukeban

    October 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I agree that the story is pretty uninspired, but I specially love the atmosfere present, even in the atitude of the vilagers, always trying to kep distance in everyway from Dracula.

  • Ash Williams

    October 13, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    And what´s next?? another Dracula? or another monster???

  • TVthePunisher

    October 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I believe the reason he censors the nudity is so that after some time it can later be placed on Youtube. It’s just like with television, you can usually get away with violence more so than you can showing a butt. They don’t care so much if it’s a guys ass (a few networks do) but very rarely has a female’s behind ever made it passed a censor if at all. Unless of course it’s a premium network, where they shove it in your face with True Blood ;>_> (not that it’s a bad thing hah hah).

    Anyways, that lengthy point aside…I’m assuming it’s just for later on when he decides to stick it on Youtube.

  • frostare

    October 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Coming up next! “Let’s go to the grave of Dracula so that we can revive him and he can spread terror among the land until he kills us all and dies in a gruesome, yet amazing way.”
    Yup, t’was a classic.

  • ShawnCHiLL

    October 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Like the reviews but i think i can see why i never got into hammer films.

  • ShawnCHiLL

    October 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Id have to say this hammer actually looked good. i love the look of these movies i just dont think they would keep my attention. I hope we get some jason, michal and freddy this year. This is a sequel-a-thon. and those are the kings of halloween movie time seqeuls. Just a thought.

  • Darthleather

    October 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

    The monster from Horror of Frankenstein looks like Christopher Lloyd.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    First-rate horror trash, eh? And yet, it would still be better than many ‘horror’ films of today. And I gotta’ tell ya, I never get tired of the skeletons drinking beer there, at the end.

  • Allen Lucas

    October 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I’m surprised no one asked this, but does your copy of Scars of Dracula have the bonus documentary The Many Faces of Christopher Lee?

    I’m talking about the limited edition which consists of 10,000 copies. If you don’t have it, it contains a bonus disc which includes the documentary plus two bonus music videos where Lee sings with Gary Curtis.

    Here’s one of the music videos that is sure to put a smile on your face.

    If that doesn’t make you want to track it down, then nothing will!

  • gjcypher

    October 26, 2011 at 4:03 am

    James, I know you’re a big Castlevania fan like me so I wonder if you know that the character Simon Carson is where Konami got the idea for naming Simon Belmont.

  • Yushatak

    January 2, 2012 at 10:41 am

    See that’s why the fire weapon kicks Dracula’s ass in Castlevania. xD

  • Legion

    March 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Don’t be too hard on them about the resurrection scene at the beginning.  They really didn’t want it there, but the distributor forced them to add it.  Not that that scene is the only thing wrong with this movie, but it’s definitely one of the major gripes people have.
    Just start the movie with the guy carrying his dead daughter and you’ll see the movie the way the director intended.  So yeah… slightly less shitty.

  • caitseith

    October 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Suddenly it looked more like a slashers movie review than a Dracula movie review. And then, DRACULA IS ON FIRE! Awesome!

  • callum sweeney

    February 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I Burst Out Laughing When I Saw ThatLast Shot Of Dracula. It Looks Like A Bloody (get it bloody *awkward laughing* anyway) Cartoon HAHAHAHAAHHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • March 22, 2015 at 9:48 am

    The name of the character who kills Dracula in this movie is Simon, like Simon Belmont,I’m surprised you have not mentioned that!

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