“It’s ladies night every night at Castle Dracula.”
We may not get Castle Dracula but Carfax Abbey is pretty awesome.
A sickly Mina is the one that finds poor Dracula washed ashore after the wreck of the Demeter and she clearly immediately has the hots for him, and can you blame her? Sadly she is only the Count’s appetizer and it is Lucy that is the films main course.
Can you really blame her?
Mina, not the most attractive of vampires.
The vampire hunters.
“Jonathon, I think we should see other people.”
Look into my eyes.”
Dinner with the Count.
Pink Floyd’s Dracula.
Staking your daughter has got to be tough.
This is a rare Dracula movie that ends with a strangely hopeful ending. The Prince of Darkness, having escaped Carfax Abbey with Lucy, battles Van Helsing and Harker in the hold of a ship bound for Romania. Van Helsing is ironically staked by Dracula during the struggle but with his dying act he sends a cargo hook into Dracula’s back allowing Harker to haul him up out of the hold and into the sunlight. We see Dracula scream in rage as his skin begins to burn but we don’t get the shot of him turning to ash as has happened to poor Christopher Lee on so many occasions, what we see is a cape fluttering away on the winds. The music and Lucy staring up at fluttering cape with a wistful expressions makes one believe that she thinks he got away and that maybe someday they will be reunited.
Hoisted on his own petard.
Sadly the poor box office results showed that maybe the public weren’t quite ready for a “tragic” vampire love story. At least not quite yet.