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DJANGO KILL
(1967) Spain/Italy.
Credits: Dir: Giulio Questi.
Cast: Tomas Milian, Piero Lulli, Milo Quesada, Paco Sanz, Roberto Camardiel, Marilu Tolo.
Double crossed after a gold robbery, Django pursues those responsible.
One of the most violent westerns ever made including a human barbeque and a death caused by molten gold.

DO YOU KEEP A LION AT HOME ? (1963/Manley) Czechoslovakia.
Cast: Ladislav Ocenasek, Josef Filip.
Two boys enter a haunted house and encounter screeching ghosts, a talking dog and a mad magician who turns them into dogs.
A children's fantasy adventure.

DO YOU LIKE WOMEN ? (1964) see Aimez Vous les Femmes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN
(1960/Garalan/UA.) 92mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: Sidney J. Furie; Prod: George Fowler; Sc: Jerry Juran; Ph: Stephen Dade; Ed: Anthony Gibbs; Sfx: Leslie Bowie & Peter Nelson; Art: Scott MacGregor; Mus: Buxton Orr.
Cast: Kieron Moore, Hazel Court, Ian Hunter, Kenneth J. Warren, Gerald C. Lawson, Fred Johnson, Paul Hardmuth, Paul Stockman, Andy Alston.
In a small tin-mining village in Cornwall, several people mysteriously disappear. The police enlist the help of the local GP., Dr. Blood, (Hunter), and his visiting son Peter, (Moore). Eventually the bodies are found and it becomes apparent that Peter Blood is killing people he deems "unworthy" and operates on them to make them hosts to the hearts of "worthy" people. A woman discovers the doctor's scheme, forcing him to revive her husband, (Stockman), but the decomposing corpse is a murderous creature that kills the young doctor.
A slow moving variation of the Frankenstein theme and Furie's directorial debut.

DOCTOR BREEDLOVE (1964) see Kiss Me Quick

DOCTOR CADMAN'S SECRET (1956) see The Black Sleep

DOCTOR CRIMEN (1953) Mexico.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Chano Urueta; Sfx: Jorge Benavides.
Cast: Miroslave, Carlos Navarro, Jose Maria Linares Rivas.
A doctor disinters a corpse, places the brain of a savage into its cranium and then brings it back to life to kill his indifferent girlfriend. Instead the monster wins her affections.

DR. FAUSTUS (1967/Oxford University/Nassau/Venfilms) 92mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: Richard Burton & Nevill Coghill; Prod: Richard Burton & Richard McWhorter; Sc: Nevill Cohill; Ph: Gabor Pogany; Ed: John Shirley; Des: John de Cuir; Mus: Mario Nascimbene.
Cast: Richard Burton, Andreas Teuber, Ian Marter, Elizabeth O'Donovan, Elizabeth Taylor, David McIntosh.
A medieval scholar, (Burton), summons Mephistopheles, (Teuber), and offers him his soul for worldly knowledge and a life of voluptuousness with a woman, (Taylor).
Despite the good performances from a mostly amateur Oxford cast, this uninspired version of the famous myth tries hard to appeal to the intelligensia, but comes off as just being badly made.
Filmed in Rome.

DOCTOR FRANKENSTEIN (1973/Universal/MCA.) 240mins. TVM.
Aka: FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY.
Credits: Dir: Jack Smight; Prod: Hunt Stromberg Jnr.; A.Prod: Ian Lewis; Sc: Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy; Ph: Arthur Ibbetson; Ed: Richard Marden; Des: Wifred Shingleton; Sfx: Roy Whybrow; Mu: Roy Ashton; Art: Fred Carter; Mus: Gil Melle.
Cast: James Mason, David McCallum, Michael Sarrazin, Leonard Whiting, Jane Seymour, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Tom Baker, Agnes Moorehead, Dallas Adams, Nicola Paget, Clarissa Kay, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton.
Medical student Victor Frankenstein, (Whiting), is stealing body parts to try and construct and breathe life into a man he has created. Encouraged and partially financed by Doctor Polidori, (Mason), the monster becomes an instrument for Polidori's own unpleasant purposes. The creature, (Sarrazin), is built remarkably well, but the quick degeneration of the parts causes much concern. Polidori is finally destroyed and the now completely degenerating monster is left on an ice floe in the Arctic Circle
Originally made for television and shown on the small screen in two parts. In Britain it was edited to feature length and released theatrically as FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY, but unfortunately many of the scenes seem disjointed.

DOCTOR FRANKENSTEIN ON CAMPUS (1969) see Frankenstein on Campus

THE DOCTOR FROM SEVEN DIALS (1958) see Corridors of Blood

DOCTOR GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE (1965/AIP.) 90mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Norman Taurog; Prod: Anthony Carras; Ex.Prod: James H. Nicholson & Samuel Z. Arkoff; Sc: Elwood Ullman & Robert Kaufman; Ph: Sam Leavitt; Art: Daniel Haller; Sfx: Roger George; Mus: Les Baxter & The Supremes.
Cast: Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Fred Clark, Susan Hart, Juck Mullaney, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, Deborah Walley.
A mad scientist, (Price), hatches a scheme to fleece wealthy men of their money by creating an army of bikini clad female robots. Some of his victims find themselves in the scientist's torture chamber equipped with a rack, a spiked wheel and an iron maiden. Agents Craig Gamble, (Avalon), and Todd Armstrong, (Hickman), investigate.
A parody of American International's own cycle of teenage orientated films, which were mostly spoofs in themselves and therefore this end result is a poor farce with many scenes trying hard to be amusing.

DOCTOR GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS (1966/AIP.) 86mins. US/Italy.
Sequel to: Doctor Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine.
Aka: I DUE MAFIOSI DELL FBI.; LE SPIE VENGONA DAL SEMIFREDDO.
Credits: Dir: Mario Bava; Prod: Louis M. Heyward & Fulvio Luciano; Sc: Louis M. Heyward, Robert Kaufman & Castellano Pipolo.
Cast: Vincent Price, Fabian Forte, Laura Antonelli, Franco Fanchi, Cicco Ingrassia, Francesco Mule.
"Meet the girls with the thermo-nuclear! The most titillating timebombs you've ever been tempted to trigger!"
Doctor Goldfoot, (Price), is now working for the Red Chinese making beautiful girls that explode on contact to try and cause a rift between America and Russia.
Ridiculous. Mario Bava's and Fabian's worst film.
Filmed in Italy.

DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MISTER HYDE (1963) see The Nutty Professor

DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MISTER HYDE (1967/Curtis/CBC./ABC.) 120mins. TVM.Canada/US.
Aka: THE STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MISTER HYDE.
Credits: Dir: Charles Jarrot; Prod: Dan Curtis; Co-Prod: Allan Wallace & Michael Santangelo; Sc: Ian McCellan Hunter; Ph: Tom Farquharson, John Thompson, Michael Gyll, George Clements, Stan Coulton, Ed King & Ronald Manson; Tech: Victor Ferry & Roy Moe; Sfx: Karl Moellhausen; Mu: Dick Smith; Mus: Robert Cobert.
Cast: Jack Palance, Leo Glenn, Oscar Homolka, Billie Whitelaw, Denholm Elliott, Torin Thatcher, Duncan Lamont, Rex Sevenoaks, Tessie O'Shea, Gillie Fenwick, Jeanette Landis, Liz Cole, Liza Creighton, Paul Harding, Donald Webster.
A satisfying, but unmemorable televesion studio version of the famous tale. Palance was unique in the role of the unfortunate doctor in that he needed make up to portray kindly Dr. Jekyll and not Mr. Hyde.
Originally broadcast as a two part special.
Filmed in London.

DOCTOR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE (1971/Hammer) 97mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: Roy Ward Baker; Prod: Albert Fennell & Brian Clemens; Sc: Brian Clemens; Ph: Norman Warwick; Ed: James Needs; Des: Robert Jones; Mu: John Wilcox; Mus: David Whitaker. Based loosely on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Lewis Fiander, Dorothy Alison, Gerald Sim, Ivor Dean, Virginia Wetherell, Susan Broderick, Tony Calvin, Phillip Madoc, Paul Whitson Jones, Neil Wilson, Dan Meaden, Irene Bradshaw, Anna Brett.
While Dr. Jekyll, (Bates), is searching for the elixir of life he manages to change a male fly into a female. When he drinks his potion, he becomes the beautiful Sister Hyde, (Beswicke), who murders prostitutes to provide the organs Jekyll needs to further his experiments. The police believe the murders were committed by a man come to be known as Jack-the-Ripper, but he is never found. Jekyll is finally pursued by the police onto the rooftops, where he stumbles and falls to his death. When the crowd looks on they recognise one half of his face as Dr. Jekyll, while the other half resembles Sister Hyde.
A thoughtful and imaginative variation of the famous story. The intelligent plot twists that include a Ripper sub-plot and the graverobbers Burke and Hare, add substance and excitement to an over familiar theme.
The two leads look uncannily similar and make the transformation scenes even more credible.

DOCTOR MABUSE VERSUS SCOTLAND YARD (1963)
see Die Scharlachrote Deschunke

DOCTOR OF DOOM (1962) see Luchadros Contra el Medico Asesino

DOCTOR ORLOFF'S INVISIBLE HORROR (1970) see Orloff y el Hombre Invisible

DOCTOR ORLOFF'S MONSTER (1964) see El Secreto del Doctor Orloff

DOCTOR PHIBES RISES AGAIN (1972/AIP.) 89mins. Released: MGM/EMI. UK.
Sequel to: The Abominable Doctor Phibes.
Credits: Dir: Robert Fuest; Prod: Richard Dalton & Louis M. Heyward; Ex.Prod: Samuel Z. Arkoff & James H. Nicholson; Sc: Robert Fuest & James Blees; Ph: Alex Thompson; Ed: Tristran Cones; Art: Brian Eatwell; Mu: Trevor Crole-Rees; Mus: John Gale.
Cast: Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Fiona Lewis, Valli Kemp, Peter Cushing, Beryl Reid, Terry Thomas, Hugh Griffith, Keith Buckley, Milton Reid, Peter Jeffrey, Gerald Sim, John Thaw, John Cater, Lewis Fiander.
"The sting's in the tale!"
Doctor Phibes, (Price), rejuvenates himself by automatically replacing the embalming fluid in his veins with fresh blood and embarks for Egypt where he establishes his home in the mountains with his Wurlitzer and mechanical band, awaiting the rise of the River of Life that will bring his beloved dead wife, (Munro), back to life. Others are awaiting the same river, but only Phibes possesses the key necessary to pass through the sacred gates. All those who attempt to obtain it are murdered in a variety of gruesome ways.
Slightly more camp than the original, but equally as entertaining and effective.

DOCTOR SATAN (1966) Mexico.
Aka: DOCTOR SATAN AND THE BLACK MAGIC.
Credits: Dir: Miguel Morayta.
A nonsensical tale involving voodoo.

DOCTOR SATAN AND THE BLACK MAGIC (1966) see Doctor Satan

DR. SYN ALIAS THE SCARECROW (1962/Disney) 98mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: James Neilson; Prod: Bill Anderson; Sc: Robert Westerby; Ph: Paul Beeson; Mus: Gerald Schurman.
Based on the novel by Russell Thorndike.
Cast: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Geoffrey Keen, Kay Walsh, Patrick Wymark, Alan Dobie, Eric Pohlmann, Michael Hordern.
The kindly village vicar, (McGoohan), of Dymchurch is in fact a notorious pirate involved with smuggling while disguised as "The Scarecrow" who outwits a general and rescues a prisoner from Dover castle.
An agreeable remake of 1937's Dr. Syn with a good performance by McGoohan.
Originally shown in three parts as a Disney television programme titled "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh".

DOCTOR TERROR'S GALLERY OF HORRORS (1967/Dora Corp./Borealis Ent./AmericanGeneral) US.
Aka: BLOODSUCKERS; RETURN FROM THE PAST (tv).
Shooting Title: GALLERY OF HORRORS; ALIEN MASSACRE.
Credits: Dir: David L. Hewitt & Ray Dorn; Sc: David Prentiss, Gary Heacock & Russ Jones.
Cast: Lon Chaney Jnr., John Carradine, Mitch Evans, Vic McGee, Rochelle Hudson, Roger Gentry, Gray Daniels, Karen Joy.
"We dare you to see the world's wierdest movie".
A five part anthology:
"The Witches Cook". Narrated: John Carradine.Features a sinister warlock, (Carradine).
"Spark of Life". Narrated: Lon Chaney Jnr. A Seventeenth century insane doctor, (Chaney), brings to life the corpse of a crazed killer.
"Count Alucard". Alucard, (Evans), combats a werewolf.
"Monster Raid". A dead man returns from the grave.
"King Vampire". A vampire terrorises Victorian London.
Cheap entertainment with cardboard sets and terrible acting.

DOCTOR TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS (1964/Amicus) 98mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: Freddie Francis; Prod: MIlton Subotsky & Max J. Rosenberg; Sc: Milton Subotsky; Ph: Alan Hume; Ed: Thelma Connell; Art: Bill Constable; Sfx: Ted Samuels; Mu: Rot Ashton; Mus: Elizabeth Lutyens & Tubby Hayes.
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Donald Sutherland, Ursula Howells, Alan Freeman, Neil McCallum, Katy Wild, Peter Maddern, Edward Underdown, Ann Bell, Bernard Lee, Jeremy Kemp, Sarah Nichols, Kenny Lynch, Harold Lang, Christopher Carlos, Thomas Baptiste, Michael Gough, Isla Blair, Hedger Wallis, Judy Cornwell, Max Adrian, Jennifer Jayne, Irene Richmond, Frank Barry, Laurie Leigh, Al Mulock, Frank Forsythe.
Five passengers on a train meet Dr. Schreck, (Cushing), who offers to pass the time by telling each of their fortunes using a pack of Tarot cards.
"The Werewolf". With: Howells, Maddern, Wild and Underdown.
A surveyor, (McCallum), revisits the home of his birth in the Hebrides only to find that the new owner is a werewolf.
"The Creeping Vine". With: Freeman, Bell, Lee, Kemp and Nichols.
A family are trapped in their home by a killer vine.
"Voodoo". With: Lynch, Lang, Carlos and Baptiste.
A musician, (Castle), visits Haiti and overhears a musical riff unique to voodoo followers, but soon faces retribution from a voodoo god when he incorporates the tune in a musical number back in England.
"The Crawling Hand". With: Blair, Wallace and Cornwell.
A pompous art critic, (Lee), runs his car over an artist, (Gough), who humiliated him, and severs his hand from the wrist. The seperated hand haunts the critic, finally causing a car crash that leaves the critic blind.
"Vampire". With: Adrian, Jayne, Richmond, Barry, Leigh, Mulock and Forsythe.
An American doctor, (Sutherland), seeks the aid of a local physician, (Adrian), when he finds out that his French wife, (Jayne), is a vampire, but the physician is not who he seems.
For each of the passengers the last card turned by Schreck in their fortunes is Death. When the train stops all five passengers disembark and wonder where they are. Dr. Schreck turns around and reveals his true identity.
An intelligent and enjoyable compedium of tales with a superb cast.
Other compedium films from the same studio includes Torture Garden, ASYLUM, TALES FROM THE CRYPT and VAULT OF HORROR.

DOCTOR WHO AND THE DALEKS (1965/Regal/Aaru) 84mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: Gordon Flemyng; Prod: Milton Subotsky & Max J. Rosenberg; Sc: Milton Subotsky; Ph: John Wilcox; Mus: Malcolm Lockyear. Based on the successful BBC. television series "Dr. Who".
Cast: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Roberta Tovey, Barry Ingham, Jennie Linden, Geoffrey Toone, Mark Petersen.
Doctor Who, (Cushing), and his companions are transported by the Tardis time machine and arrive on a ravaged planet ruled by the cruel and ruthless Daleks. The Doctor and his friends help the native Thals to vanquish their alien rulers.
To increase the chance of commercial success the producers opted for the well known Cushing and not the actor who portrayed Dr. Who on television. The film develops slowly and is aimed mostly at a child audience.
Sequel: Daleks-Invasion Earth AD. 2150.

DOCTOR YEKYLL (1951) see El Hombre y la Bestia

THE DOCTOR'S HORRIBLE EXPERIMENT (1959)
see The Testament of Doctor Cordelier

DOCTOR'S WEAR SCARLET (1970) see Incense For the Damned

DOES DRACULA REALLY SUCK ? (1969) US.
Aka: DRACULA AND THE BOYS.
Hardcore gay vampire film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DOGORA
(1964) see Uchu Daikaiju Dogora

A DOGS LIFE (1961) see Mondo Cane

THE DOLL (1963/Kanawha)
Credits: Dir: Jacques Baratier.
Cast:
Per Oscarssen, Gio Petre, Rich Exberg.
A lonely young man falls in love with a department store dummy that seems to come to life. Could it all be in his mind?
A moody tale similar to a Twilight Zone television episode of the same title.
Remade as MANNAQUIN.

LA DONNA SCIMMIA (1963/CC Champ-Interfilm) 100mins. Italy.
Aka: THE APE WOMAN.
Credits: Dir: Mario Ferreri.
Cast: Annie Girardot, Ugo Tognazzi, Linda De Felice, Achille Majeroni, Elvira Paoloni.
A woman covered in body hair, (Girardot), is discovered by a sideshow promoter, (Tognazzi), and exploited as the "She-Beast". After a while she starts to transform into a ravishing beauty and has an affair with her captor that results in the birth of a freakish baby. Alas both the woman and her offspring die, so the promotor, not losing sight of a fast buck, mummifies their bodies for display.
Reputedly based on the true story of a 19th. century Mexican woman named Julie Pastrana. A French version of the same tale is not as depressing.

DONOVAN'S BRAIN (1953/Dowling Productions/UA.) 83mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Felix Feist; Prod: Tom Gries; Ph: Joseph Biroc; Ed: Herbert L. Strock; Sfx: Harry Redmond Jnr.; Des: Boris Leven; Mus: Eddie Dunstedter. Based on the novel by Curt Siodmak. Adapted by Hugh Brooke.
Cast: Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Davis (later Nancy Reagan), Steve Brodie, Tom Powers, Lisa K. Howard, Kyle James Victor Sutherland, Michael Colgan, Peter Adams, Harlan Warde, Shimen Ruskin.
When Donovan, a millionare tycoon, crashes in his plane Dr. Corey, (Ayres), manages to save his brain and keep it in a tank, but the brain begins to exert a sinister influence over the scientist who now to acts like the dead tycoon who was involved with tax fraud, forcing Corey to continue Donovan's financial dealings. A journalist becomes suspicious when Donovan's signature appears on documentation, but when his investigations lead him to the laboratory the financeer's brain forces him to drive over a cliff. Finally a lightening storm causes some of the laboratory equipment to malfunction and the brain bursts into flame releasing Corey from Donovan's possession.
Despite the good lead performance, this is a slow moving second adaptation of the famous book.

DON'T CRY WOLF (1963) see The Crawling Hand

DOOMWATCH (1972/Tigon) 92mins. UK
Credits: Dir: Colin Grimes (Peter Sasdy); Prod: Tony Tenser; Sc: Clive Exton; Ph: Kenneth Talbot; Ed: Keith Palmer; Art: Colin Grimes; Mus: John Scott. From a story by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, based on the BBC. television series.
Cast: Ian Bannen, Judy Geeson, John Paul, Simon Oates, Jean Trend, Joby Blanshard, George Sanders, Percy Herbert, Shelagh Fraser, Geoffrey Keen, Joseph O'Conor, Norman Bird, Constance Chapman, Michael Brennan, James Cosmo, Anthony Davies, George Woodbridge, Brian Anthony, Rita Davies.
An investigator, (Bannen), from a government pollution watchdog called Doomwatch travels to a remote Cornish island to see the results of a cleanup operation after an oil spill. There he eventually discovers that half the population are suffering from the disfiguring disease acromegaley contracted from some illegally dumped chemical waste near the shore. The islanders are forced to keep their affliction a secret after one sufferer killed a little girl. With the help of a local schoolteacher, (Geeson), the investigator tries to convince the islanders to get treatment.
An entertaining mystery helped by the effective acromegaley make up.

THE DOOR WITH THE SEVEN LOCKS (1962) see Die Tur Mit den Sieben Schlossern

DOPPELGANGER (1969) see Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

DORIAN GRAY (1970) see Il Dio Chiamto Dorian

DOS COSMONAUTAS A LA FUERZA (1967) Italy.
Credits: Dir: Lucio Fulci.
An early Fulci film with science fiction and horror elements.

DOTTER YEKYLL (1951) see El Hombre y la Bestia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DRACULA
(1958/Hammer) 82mins. UK. Released by Universal.
Aka: HORROROF DRACULA (US).
Credits: Dir: Terence Fisher; Prod: Anthony Hinds; A.Prod: Anthony Nelson Keys; Ex.Prod: Michael Carreras; Sc: Jimmy Sangster; Ph: Jack Asher; Ed: James Needs & Bill Lenny; Art: Bernard Robinson; Sfx: Les Bowie; Mu: Phil Leaky; Mus: James Bernard. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh, John Van Eyssen, Valerie Gaunt, Janina Faye, Barbara Archer, George Woodbridge, Charles Lloyd Pack, George Merritt, George Benson, Miles Malleson, Geoffrey Bayledon, Paul Cole, William Sherwood, Olga Dickie, Guy Mills, Dick Morgan, John Mossman, Stedwell Fletcher, Judith Nelmes, Humphrey Kent.
"Who will be his bride tonight...?"
"The terrifying lover who died...yet lived!"
Dracula, (Lee), arrives at Carfax Abbey in Whitby and proceeds to vampirise the townsfolk and a young lady until Dr. Van Helsing, (Cushing), discovers the Count's true nature and tries to destroy him. He traps Dracula with two candlesticks in the shape of a cross in pools of morning sunlight that are appearing on the castle floor. In one swift movement Van Helsing pulls down the drapes and the sunlight envelopes the Count who slowly decays into a pile of dust.
A colourful follow up to Hammer's successful production The Curse of Frankenstein. This continued to prove Hammer's expertise at remaking the old Universal horror films adding their own subtle touches of sex and gore. The decaying vampire ending was used in most of their subsequent Dracula productions.
Although the chronological sequel is Brides of Dracula (1960), Lee turned down the opportunity to portray the Count again for fear of being typecast, but he relented in 1966 and played the title role in the official sequel Dracula Prince of Darkness that begins with the ending of DRACULA.

DRACULA (1973/Curtis/CBS.) 94mins. TVM. UK/US. Aka: BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Dan Curtis; A.Prod: Robert Singer; Sc: Richard Matheson; Ph: Oswald Morris; Ed: Richard A. Harris; Des: Trevor Williams; Sfx: Kit West; Mu: Paul Rabinger; Mus: Robert Corbert. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker.
Cast: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Penelope Horner, Virginia Wetherell, Fiona Lewis, Pamela Brown, Fred Stone, Murray Brown, Sarah Douglas, Gita Denise, Barbara Lindle, George Pravda, Hanna Maria Pravda; Reg Lye, Sandra Caron.
Dracula, (Palance), moves to Carfax Abbey and begins a reign of vampiric terror when his vampire bride is destroyed. Dracula falls in love with a local girl who is the likeness of his lost bride.
The quality of this television production is unusually good and predates Coppola's link with Vlad the Impaler and his age old lost love. Palance is sufficiently creepy while bringing a sympathetic interpretation to the character. The sets are good and there is plenty of atmosphere.
Filmed in Britain and Yugoslavia, this was released to cinemas in Europe. The original American television premiere was delayed by a speech from president Nixon announcing the resignation of vice-president Spiro Agnew.

DRACULA AD. '72 (1972/Hammer/Warner) 95mins. UK.
Sequel to: SCARS OF DRACULA. Aka: DRACULA TODAY.
Credits: Dir: Alan Gibson; Prod: Josephine Douglas; Ex.Prod: Michael Carreras; Sc: Don Houghton; Ph: Dick Bush; Ed: James Needs; Prod.Sup: Roy Skeggs; Sfx: Les Bowie; Mu: Jill Carpenter; Des: Don Mingaye; Mus: Michael Vickers. Songs: "Alligator Man" & "You Better Come Through" by Tim Barnes. Performed by: Stoneground. Based on the character created by Bram Stoker.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Christopher Neame, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Caroline Munro, Marsha Hunt, Philip Miller, Michael Coles, William Ellis, Michael Kitchen, Janet Key, Lally Bowers, David Andrews.
"The Count is back, with an eye for London's hot pants, and a taste for everything!"
In 1872 Count Dracula, (Lee), is destroyed by Van Helsing, (Cushing), with the spoke of a wagon wheel. In Chelsea during 1972, Van Helsing's descendant, (Cushing), is forced to accept the old legends when a group of teenagers raise Dracula from the dead under the direction of Johnny Alucard, (Neame). One by one the teens fall prey to the vampire until Van Helsing manages to save his daughter and kill the Count.
An extremely dated "swinging '70's" film with equally dated dialogue and dress. The best part of the film is the prologue set in 1872.
HORRORRITUAL, a three minute comedy short was made to accompany the film's American release.
Sequel: THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (1973).

DRACULA AND THE BOYS (1969) see Does Dracula Really Suck?

DRACULA CONTRA EL DOCTOR FRANKENSTEIN (1972/Interfilme/Fenix Films/Prodif) 90mins. Spain/France.
Aka: THE SCREAMING DEAD (US); DRACULA, PRISONER OF FRANKENSTEIN; DRACULA, LE PRISONNER DE RANKENSTEIN.
Credits: Dir: Jess Franco; Sc: Jess Franco & Paul D'Ales; Ph: Jose Climent; Ed: R. Aventer; Mu: Elisa Villeneuve; Mus: Bruno Nicolai. English version: Dir: Richard McNamara.
Cast: Dennis Price, Howard Vernon (Mario Lippert), Albert D'Albes, Britt Nickols, Genevieve Deloir, Josiane Gibert, Eduarda Pimenta, Fernando Bilbao, Mary Francis, Luis Barboo.
Dr. Frankenstein, (Price), and his mute servant Morpho, (Barboo), bring Dracula, (Vernon), and a monster, (Bilbao), to life to help him summon all the souls he needs to form an army of vampires under his control. He thinks that only Dr. Seward, a noted vampire hunter, stands in his way, but a werewolf arrives and destroys the vampires and the monster.
The incessant movement of the camera, the lack of dialogue and the annoying narrator makes this impossible to follow. The fault may lie in the clumsy editing of the original to create the English version, but to replace a whole script with a single narrator is downright foolish. Acting awards only go to the rubber bat.
Price's voice was dubbed over by a younger actor.

DRACULA EN DE WEREWOLF (1968) see La Marca del Hombre Lobo

DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968/Hammer/7 Arts) 92mins. UK.
Sequel to: Dracula Prince of Darkness.
Credits: Dir: Freddie Francis & Kevin Francis; Prod: Aida Young; Sc: John Elder (Anthony Hinds); Ph: Arthur Grant; Ed: James Needs & Spencer Reeve; Sfx: Frank George; Art: Bernard Robinson; Mu: Heather Nurse & Rosemarie McDonald Peattie; Mus: James Bernard.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Barrie Andrews, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies, Barbara Ewing, Ewan Hooper, Norman Bacon, Marion Mathie, George A. Cooper, John D. Collins, Michael Ripper.
"You just can't keep a good man down!"
A priest, (Hooper), of faltering faith in the Transylvanian village of Keinenburg is visited by the parish bishop, (Davies), and chastised for his lack of leadership. Together they climb the mountain to Dracula's castle to prove to the villagers that there is no danger from the fiend and the bishop places a large bronze cross on the castle doors. When the timid priest accidentally cuts his head on some ice in which Dracula, (Lee), is buried, the vampire Count rises, makes a slave of the priest, and embarks on an orgy of vengeance against the bishop and his niece, (Carlson). Eventually Dracula is impaled on the bronze cross when he falls from his castle battlements.
A stylish adaptation in which Lee endows his character with a subtle evil malignance. A strong religious overtone implies that faith is as important as stakes and garlic when combating vampires.
The death of Dracula on the cross is probably the most effective ending of the Hammer Dracula series.
Sequel: Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970).

DRACULA IN SCHLOSS DES SCHRECKENS (1971) see Nella Stretta Morsa del Rango

DRACULA JAGT FRANKENSTEIN (1969) see Los Monstruous del Terror

DRACULA MEETS THE OUTER SPACE CHICKS (1968) US.
Low budget, soft core vampire space adventure.

DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966/Hammer) 90mins. UK.
Released: Warner/Pathé. Sequel to: Dracula.
Credits: Dir: Terence Fisher; Prod: Anthony Nelson Keys; Sc: John Sansom (JimmySangster); Ph: Michael Reed; Ed: James Needs & Chris Barnes; Art: Don Mingaye; Des: Bernard Robinson; Sfx: Les Bowie; Mu: Roy Ashton; Mus: James Bernard.
Based on the character created by Bram Stoker.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir, Philip Latham, Suzan Farmer, Charles Tingwell, Thorley Walters, Francis Matthews, Waller Brown, George Woodbridge.
When four English travellers arrive in Transylvania they are warned to stay away from the castle in the next village, but circumstances force them to arrive at Castle Dracula where they are surprised to find that rooms have already been prepared and their meals are awaiting them.That night, however, the sinister butler named Klove abducts one of the men, (Tingwell), and uses his blood to revive the Count, (Lee). The remaining travelers enlist the help of a monk named Sandor, (Keir), when they suspect the truth, who arrives at the castle to face the Count now standing on a frozen moat. Sandor shoots his rifle at the ice, causing it to break and send Dracula into the running water to his doom.
A stylish sequel to Hammer's Dracula (1958) using the same sets as Rasputin-the Mad Monk and heightened by Kier's strong performance as Father Sandor.
When this was double billed with The Plague of the Zombies male cinema patrons were issued with plastic fangs, while the women were given "zombie eyes".
Sequel: Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968).

DRACULA, PRISONER OF FRANKENSTEIN (1972) see
Dracula Contra el Dr. Frankenstein

DRACULA 71 (1970) see El Conde Dracula

DRACULA, THE DIRTY OLD MAN (1969/Whit Boyd Prod./Art Films) US.
Credits: Dir., Prod. & Sc: William Edwards.
Cast: Vince Kelly, Anne Hills, Bunny Boyd, Adarinne, Bill Whitton, Libby Caculus.
Count Alucard, (Kelly), and his werewolf assistant Dr. Irving Jekyll, (Whitton), kidnap virgins, but the growing number of naked corpses soon fills their cave to capacity. The arch vampire eventually dies by chasing after a naked girl into the sunlight.
An adults only romp with very little to do with the classic tale and originally filmed as a straight horror film, but redubbed into an awful comedy.

DRACULA VERSUS FRANKENSTEIN (1969) see Los Monstruous del Terror

DRACULA VERSUS FRANKENSTEIN (1971) see The Blood of Frankenstein

DRACULA'S CASTLE (1969) see Blood of Dracula's Castle

DRACULA'S LUSTERNE SEX-VAMPIRE (1970/RCS. Film/Monarex) Swizerland.
Credits: Dir: Mario d'Alcala.
Cast: Des Roberts, Alon d'Armand, Ola Copa, Horror-Charlie, Ike Haussler, Claudia Barron.
Sex and vampires.
The title translates as "Dracula's Vampire Lust".

DRACULA'S WEDDING DAY (1967) BW. (Tinted).
Credits: Dir: Mike Jacobson.
Dracula lures a girl into a cave.
An underground art film tinted purple.

DRAGON'S BLOOD (1957) see Sigfrido

DRAKULA ISTANBULDA (1953/Demirag/Kemal) BW. Turkey.
Credits: Dir: Mehmet Muhtar. From "Dracula" by Bram Stoker and "The Impaling Voivode" by Riza Seyfi.
Cast: Atif Kaptan, Annie Ball.
An adaptation of the vampire myth drawing on the actual gory antics of Vlad the Impaler, (Kaptan). The blood drinking aspects are based solely on Bram Stoker's book.

DRAKULITA (1969/RJF. Brothers) Philippines.
Credits: Dir: Consuelo P. Osorio.
Cast: Rossana Ortiz, Lito Legaspi, Gina Laforteza, Joseph Gallego, Rebecca Rocha.
A haunted house comedy featuring a vampire, (Ortiz).

DROPS OF BLOOD (1960) see Il Mulino delle Donne de Pietra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DUE + CINQUE MISSIONE HYDRA
(1966) 78mins. Italy.
Aka: TWO + FIVE MISSION HYDRA; STAR PILOTS.
Credits: Dir: Pietro Francisci.
Cast: Kirk Morris, Gordon Mitchell, Roland Lesafree, Leontine Snell,Anthony Sabato, Leonora Ruffo.
A small spaceship is taken over by three aliens who what human specimens for their zoo.
A poorly made film that was re-released in the hope of being swept along with the STAR WARS craze.

I DUE MAFIOSI DELL FBI (1966) see Doctor Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs

DUGONG VAMPIRA (1971) see Creatures of Evil

DUEL OF THE SPACE MONSTERS (1965) see Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster

DUNGEONS OF HARROW (1964/Herts/Lion)
Aka: DUNGEONS OF HORROR.
Credits: Dir: Pat Boyette; Sc: Henry Garcia.
Cast: Russell Harvey, Helen Hogan, Maurice Harris, Pat Boyette, Bill McNulty, Ron Russell, Lee Morgan.
A shipwreck survivor washed onto the shore of a lost island finds a castle owned by Count Lorente De Sade where he meets De Sade's bizarre "family" who are made up of other shipwreck survivors held captive on the island. Together they plan to murder the Count and escape.
A genuinely creepy tale.

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DUNGEONS OF HORROR (1964) see Dungeons of Harrow

THE DUNWICH HORROR (1969/AIP.) 90mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Daniel Haller; Prod: Roger Corman; Ex.Prod: James H. Nicholson & Samuel Z. Arkoff; Co-Prod: Jack Bohrer; Sc: Curtis Lee Hanson, Henry Rosenbaum & Ronald Silkosky; Ph: Richard C. Glouner; Ed: Fred Feitshans Jnr. & Christopher Holmes; Sfx: Roger George; Art: Paul Sylos; Mus: Les Baxter. Based on the "Shuttered Room" by H.P. Lovecraft.
Cast: Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner, Sandra Dee, Sam Jaffe, Donna Baccala, Barboura Morris, Talia Shire (Coppola), Beach Dickerson, Joanna Munro.
"Men invoke its horror! Women invite its shame!"
Wilbur Whateley, (Stockwell), is searching for occult truths and discovers that he is descended from a man who was hanged as a demon. This explains why his mother Lavinia, (Moore), is in an asylum and the existence of his demonic brother locked in the attic who tries to impregnate student Nancy Walker, (Dee), staying at their house in an attempt to create a race of unspeakable beings. Dr. Armitage, (Begley), and a college friend, (Bacula), try to rescue her from the satanic family.
This mangled adaptation of Lovecraft's story is quite effective in places but let down by the poor ending.

 

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