Film Description

  • Year: 1958
  • Length: 82 Minutes
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Genre: Horror
  • Director: Terence Fisher
  • Screenwriter: Jimmy Sangster
  • Cinematographer: Jack Asher
  • Cast: Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Christopher Lee

Jonathan Harker takes employment with Count Dracula, ostensibly to catalog his vast library. In fact, he is on a mission to kill the Count, a vampire. Before he can do so however, the Count gains the upper hand and Harker soon finds himself as one of the walking dead. Dracula has taken an interest in Harker's fiancée, Lucy Holmwood and it is left to Harker's colleague, Dr. Van Helsing to protect her. He has difficulty convincing Lucy's brother, Arthur Holmwood, of the dangers or even the existence of vampires. Soon, however, Arthur's wife Mina is targeted by Count Dracula and he and Van Helsing race to find his lair before she is lost to them forever.