Film Review: Countess Dracula (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start abducting likely candidates. The Countess – pretending to be her own daughter – starts dallying with a younger man, much to Dobi’s annoyance. The disappearances cause mounting terror locally, and when she finds out that only the blood of a virgin … Continue reading

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Hammer Giveaway: Countess Dracula BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO

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Synapse Films & Horrornews join forces for a great new giveaway – Countess Dracula Blu-ray / DVD combo pack !¬†¬† All you need to do is email joyhorror@horrornews.net and put Countess Dracula in the subject line.¬†¬† In the body of the email,¬† enter your full name and complete mailing address. United States ONLY.¬† Winners will be picked at random in the upcoming weeks. COUNTESS DRACULA RISES! The beautiful Ingrid Pitt (The Wicker Man, Where Eagles … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Remembering Ingrid Pitt (1937 – 2010)

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In the span of a few years, Ingrid Pitt burst upon the horror scene and left an indelible mark on the halls of horror. With her stunning, voluptuous beauty and top-notch talent, she solidified her position as a leading scream queen in the history of horror. For Hammer Films, she launched the Karnstein trilogy with Vampire Lovers (1970) proving a female vampire lead is just as viable as a male counterpart and starred in a … Continue reading

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