Horror of Dracula: Tribute to Christopher Lee

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United Kingdom | 1958 | 82 Minutes | Terence Fisher

June 19, 2015

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline
We bid farewell to screen legend, metal musician, and real life spy(!) Christopher Lee (1922–2015) with one of his most indelible roles: Dracula! New digital restoration.

Replete with dripping blood, bared fangs, buxom beauties, glorious Technicolor cinematography, and Peter Cushing as arch-nemesis Van Helsing, the Hammer Pictures classic Horror of Dracula (or simply Dracula in the UK) captures the spirit of Bram Stoker's novel and marked Lee's first time playing the Count – a role that would make him into a horror icon and lead to a slew of sub-par, but still hugely entertaining, sequels.

  • Director: Terence Fisher
  • Principal Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 1958
  • Running Time: 82 Minutes
  • Format: DCP