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Poll #16373 Hammer Dracula Deaths
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 14

Which is the most ridiculous hammer Dracula death?

Burnt by daylight after Peter Cushing leaps for the conveniently placed Curtains of Doom (Dracula - 1958)
2 (14.3%)

Running Water in an icy moat (Dracula Prince of Darkness)
0 (0.0%)

Being impaled on a massive pointy cross (Dracula Has Risen From The Grave)
1 (7.1%)

Hallucinating a church service after seeing a couple of crucifixes (Taste the Blood of Dracula)
6 (42.9%)

Being struck by extremely convenient lightning (Scars of Dracula)
0 (0.0%)

Impaled on a cartwheel (Dracula AD1972)
1 (7.1%)

Falling into a grave full of spikes and being whacked with a shovel (Dracula AD1972 again)
0 (0.0%)

Trying to walk through a hawthorn bush, getting stuck, staked, and having his ring blown through by The Cush (Satanic Rites of Dracula)
4 (28.6%)

Tripping up and falling onto the pointier end of The Cush's spear (The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires)
0 (0.0%)

Myself, I'm going to find this one REALLY hard to answer, but I love them all. Except maybe Scars, which has too much Dennis Waterman & not enough not-Dennis-Waterman
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Just got back from seeing this, and...

I really loved it... )

See this film if:
  • You long for the glory days of sumptuous, Victorian-set Hammer Horrors
  • You like creepy and spooky and every so often getting a shock that will jump you out of your seat
  • You want to spend a long time staring into DanRad'sbig blue eyes
  • You want to see a film with a lead female character who has agency and drives the story
Don't see this film if:
  • You want ACTION ALL THE TIME and hate atmosphere-building
  • You don't like scary films; or indeed if you hate the Surly Native style of horror film - where things would be a lot easier for the hero if only people would talk to him
  • You fancied Annie from Life on Mars, because Liz White is not a doe-eyed beauty in this.
  • You insist on a non-technical Bechdel pass

I give it, 9/10 and definitely think it's better than the TV version. But I would caution that the 12A rating is definitely on the liberal side of movie ratings, because I would have crapped myself had I seen that at 12.

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