R | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children.
Some writers have claimed that Vincent Price was going to play a fourth member of William Hargood's (Geoffrey Keen's) Thrill Seekers, but budget cuts removed the character, so his part was shared among John Carson, Peter Sallis and Keen.
Run Alice run as fast as you can away from here!
Alice Hargood: Not without you Paul he will kill you he will kill both of us!
During the prologue Weller hears a series of earsplitting, bloodcurdling screams, which lead him to witness Dracula's demise. However, whilst impaled on the cross during Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, the Count makes little in the way of noise - gasps rather than ear-piercing shrieks capable of pervading through the dead of night.
The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit blood spurts from the staking of Paxton, a closeup of Dracula's bloodstained teeth and a brief shot of a brothel customer with a topless woman. The 1989 Warner video release featured the heavily edited U.S cinema print which runs around 4 minutes shorter and is missing shots of Dracula's blood becoming powder during the opening scene, the violent beating to death of Courtley, and a snake charmer's dance in the brothel. The 2004 DVD is the original UK cinema version, minus the BBFC cuts which may no longer survive.