Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972): Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing (Hammer Films)


     Directed by Alan Gibson, Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) was a flagrant effort to try to appeal to the younger, counterculture generation of the 1960's and 1970's. Starting in 1872, when Dracula is killed by Van Helsing, the story fast forwards 100 years to 1972… when Count Dracula returns to torture a group of British teens. Christopher Lee is great as Count Dracula, reprising his role. Peter Cushing plays dual roles, as two generations of the Van Helsing family. Stephanie Beacham is sexy as Jessica Van Helsing. Caroline Munro and Christopher Neame co-star.

Christopher Lee

Stephanie Beacham and Peter Cushing

Caroline Munro

Peter Cushing


Christopher Neame

Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro

Christopher Lee

Stephanie Beacham and Peter Cushing

Stephanie Beacham and Peter Cushing

Stephanie Beacham and Christopher Lee

Stephanie Beacham

Stephanie Beacham and Peter Cushing

Christopher Lee



Stephanie Beacham

"Dracula A.D. 1972"- movie trailer

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970): Christopher Lee (Hammer Film Production)


     Directed by Peter Sasdy, Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) was released on a double bill along with Crescendo. The story picks up where Dracula Has Risen from the Grave left off, with Dracula dying after being impaled on a cross… but a crafty businessman stumbles on the scene and collects the Count's blood and clothing, and later sells them to Satan worshippers who unwittingly bring Dracula back to life to wreak more evil havoc. Christopher Lee is great as Dracula, reprising his role. The supporting cast is good as well, including Geoffrey Keen and Gwen Watford.



Christopher Lee


Christopher Lee


Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee



Christopher Lee

"Taste the Blood of Dracula"- movie trailer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Frighteners (1996): Michael J. Fox and Peter Jackson


     Co-written and directed by Peter Jackson, and produced by Robert Zemeckis, The Frighteners (1996) presents a good blend of comedy and Horror. The story concerns a shady paranormal investigator, who gets thrust into a terrifying ordeal when the ghost of a serial killer starts targeting the living, disguised as the Grim Reaper. The special effects were quite good for their time. Michael J. Fox is great in the lead role. The supporting cast is good as well, including Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, R. Lee Ermey, Dee Wallace and Jake Busey. Danny Elfman provides the music soundtrack.

Michael J. Fox


Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox






Michael J. Fox



Michael J. Fox

Dee Wallace

Michael J. Fox

"The Frighteners"- movie trailer