Fun Halloween tv special that hit my radar in the past week. Judd Hirsch as Dracula I couldn’t resist. Love that all the commercials were included. Silly stuff that was a product of the time. Do they make anything like this anymore for broadcast television?
This movie is so bad… and age certainly hasn’t been kind. This is really really bad. Holy shit bad.
If you haven't seen this in a while and think it may be just fine, it's not. It's terrible. And I say as a huge fan of this movie. Watch it if you haven't. It's floating around in places like the Archive.org and others.
Was recently back in Chicago visiting old friends and talking about how we had the premiere circled…
I get the charm and novelty of this Hammer/Shaw mash-up but I wouldn’t classify this as a better representation from either studio. However, together they’ve found a unique balance. In essence 1+1=3 in this case. The fighting scenes aren’t great and the Hammer elements only serve to drive the plot. Neither executed very well but combined it becomes an entertaining watch. Fun to see Peter Cushing so active in fighting the vampires. Plenty of replay value.