Four lost travelers find themselves in a mysterious castle where a servant is attempting to resurrect his deceased master Count Dracula.
I'm just gonna come out and say it, I don't like Christopher Lee as Dracula. He comes off as a clumsy idiot who just stands around while people get away or attempt to destroy him. He just sucks the energy out of every scene he is in.
The movie otherwise is decent. It's a bit rushed and feels really short (even compared to the 80 minute run-time) but it'"
The Ups: Well, Christopher Lee still has a magnificent presence as blood-thirsty Dracula. Barbara Shelley's Helen Kent transforms into a delicious vampire woman from the moment she gets bit after boring us for the first half hour. Andrew Keir makes an interesting priest / vampire killer. The demise of Dracula is a memorable scene. The sacrifice and resurrection scene is also well done. The production values is as usual fantastic for a big budget Hammer movie.
The Downs: Suzan Farmer is a cute"
Christopher Lee reigned as the definitive Transylvanian vampire. He's also the most melodramatic when it comes to crooked, make-shift crosses and sunbeams. "Prince of Darkness" saw a Dracula without the bourgeoise demeanor but someone who just wanted a blood fix. No matter, Lee is King."