|Dracula A.D. 1972|
|Title:||Dracula A.D. 1972|
|Directed by:||Alan Gibson|
|Written by:||Don Houghton|
|Produced by:||Michael Carreras|
|Music by:||Michael Vickers|
|Edited by:||James Needs|
|Distributed by:||Hammer Film Productions; Warner Bros.|
|Released:||September 28th, 1972 (UK)|
November 17th, 1972 (US)
|Running time:||96 min.|
|Previous:||Scars of Dracula|
|Next:||Satanic Rites of Dracula|
Dracula A.D. 1972 is a British feature film of the horror genre. It is part of the Hammer Horror series of films produced by Hammer Film Productions and is the seventh installment in the Dracula film series. The movie was directed by Alan Gibson with a screenplay written by Don Houghton. The film premiered in the United Kingdom on September 28th, 1972. It was released in the United States through Warner Bros. on November 17th, 1972. The film stars Christopher Lee, once again reprising the role of the infamous vampire count, Dracula, as well as the ubiquitous Peter Cushing as his arch-nemesis, Professor Van Helsing. Stephanie Beacham plays the role of the modern-era Van Helsing's granddaughter, Jessica Van Helsing, with Christopher Neame as cultist villain, Johnny Alucard. Other stars include Michael Coles as Inspector Murray, Marsha Hunt as Gaynor, Caroline Munro as Laura Bellows and Janet Key as Anna.
|Peter Cushing||Lorrimer Van Helsing|
|Stephanie Beacham||Jessica Van Helsing|
|Christopher Neame||Johnny Alucard|
|Michael Coles||Police inspector|
|Caroline Munro||Laura Bellows|
|William Ellis||Joe Mitcham|
|David Andrews||Detective Sergeant|
|Lally Bowers||Matron party hostess|
|Constance Luttrell||Mrs. Donnelly|
|Artro Morris||Police surgeon|
|Jo Richardson||Crying matron|
|Penny Brahms||Hippy girl|
|Brian John Smith||Hippy boy|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Production on Dracula A.D. 1972 began on September 27th, 1971. Exterior footage was filmed at Tykes Water lake in Aldenham Country Park in Hertfordshire, England. The Cavern Coffee Shop scenes were filmed at La Bersagliera - 372 Kings Road in Chelsea, with other scenes being shot in different areas of London.
- Released in the US under the slightly altered title Dracula 1972 A.D. It was released on the same day as the United Artists film, Daughters of Satan.
- This is the first Dracula film produced by Hammer Film Productions that takes place in the modern era (hence the title).
Fun Facts Edit
- The tagline for this film is, "The Count is back -- with an eye for London's young blood!"
See also Edit
External Links Edit
|Hammer Horror |
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