|I know it's an English film, but this poster is more dramatic. Photography is an art form, but|
I just prefer painted posters.
A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr Van Helsing is already on his way.
|Mlle. Danielle(on right) another teacher and the headmistress... or innocent bystander, love interest and lunch|
(IMDB plot synopsis)
One of my all time favorite vampire movies. I love Peter Cushing's Van Helsing. When I first saw it, the idea of a blonde vampire was unusual, so I liked that aspect of the casting.
|My favorite Van Helsing.|
The vampire as an elite spoiled brat amuses me too. I like the Baroness even though she raised a brat. Probably because she eventually admits it and lives to honestly regret it.
|What a miserable son...turning Mom into a vampire|
The maid, Greta, I like because she calls the Baroness on indirectly turning her son into a monster. When she goes mad and starts helping Baron Meinster and his brides, the actress really chews the scenery. I especially like the scene where she's laying on the ground by a grave encouraging a new bride to dig her way out.... Shudder.
|Greta encouraging a new bride to dig her way out.|
The script writers played with vampire rules in interesting ways in this film. Van Helsing burns a bite with a branding iron and douses it with holy water to save himself. Oh and he does kill Meinster with a cross.....in a way.
|Baron Meinster...after lunch|
If you like old school vampire movies, the Hammer horror films are some of the best. Curl up with some popcorn and catch a great vampire romp.