Dracula is a 1958 British gothic horror film directed by Terence Fisher and written by Jimmy Sangster based on Bram Stoker's 1897 novel of the same name. The first in the series of Hammer Horror films starring Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, the film also features Peter Cushing as Doctor Van Helsing, along with Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh, and John Van Eyssen. In the United States, the film was retitled Horror of Dracula to avoid confusion with the U.S. original by Universal Pictures, 1931's Dracula.
In 1885, Jonathan Harker arrives at the castle of Count Dracula near Klausenburg to take up his post as librarian. Inside, he is startled by a young woman who claims that she is a prisoner and begs for his help. Dracula arrives, greets Harker and guides him to his room. Alone, Jonathan writes in his diary, and his true intentions are revealed: he is a vampire hunter and has come to kill Dracula.
|author||Bram Stoker Jimmy Sangster|
|keywords||abraham van helsing arthur holmwood bite mark blood transfusion border crossing cluj-napoca count dracula desperate woman doctor van helsing hear john van eyssen jonathan harker kill klausenburg lucy holmwood lucy westenra mina mina harker morning old age track down turn vampire hunter van helsing wait young woman|
|productionCompany||Hammer Film Productions|
|publisher||Rank Film Distributors|