History Film / HorrorOfDracula

10th Jun '17 10:18:10 AM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Horror of Dracula'' is a 1958 Creator/HammerHorror film directed by Terence Fisher. Its official title is simply ''Dracula'', but to avoid [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} confusion]], we'll be using the title that it was released under in the U.S. It stars Sir Creator/ChristopherLee as the eponymous Count and Creator/PeterCushing as Van Helsing, roles for which they'd both remembered for a long time. Lee would later come to resent his role because of increasingly inferior [[{{Sequelitis}} sequels]] and typecasting.

to:

''Horror of Dracula'' is a 1958 Creator/HammerHorror Film/HammerHorror film directed by Terence Fisher. Its official title is simply ''Dracula'', but to avoid [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} confusion]], we'll be using the title that it was released under in the U.S. It stars Sir Creator/ChristopherLee as the eponymous Count and Creator/PeterCushing as Van Helsing, roles for which they'd both remembered for a long time. Lee would later come to resent his role because of increasingly inferior [[{{Sequelitis}} sequels]] and typecasting.
12th Feb '17 12:38:03 AM melvni
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Harker when he see's the bite marks after Dracula's bride bites him, he despairs and he knows it's a matter of time before he turns unless he kills Dracula. [[spoiler: He fails and is bitten by Dracula who exacerbates his previous wounds which, not surprisingly, kills him. When Helsing later finds Harker, the vamprisim has long since claimed him.]]

to:

** Harker when he see's the bite marks after Dracula's bride bites him, he despairs and he knows it's a matter of time before he turns unless he kills Dracula. [[spoiler: He fails and is bitten by Dracula who exacerbates his previous wounds which, not surprisingly, kills him. When Helsing later finds Harker, the vamprisim vampirism has long since claimed him.]]



* YouAreTooLate: [[spoiler: Helsing comes to Transyslvania after hearing no word from Harker. He eventually reaches Dracula's and unfortunately finds the Harker he knows already dead and turned into a vampire, waiting to arise to attack the nearby village.]]

to:

* YouAreTooLate: [[spoiler: Helsing comes to Transyslvania Transylvania after hearing no word from Harker. He eventually reaches Dracula's and unfortunately finds the Harker he knows already dead and turned into a vampire, waiting to arise to attack the nearby village.]]
26th Dec '16 12:25:25 PM CASCHero
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: When Helsing visit Lucy to break the news [[spoiler: about Harker's death]], she states she already knew. When asked how she comments she just did. Of course, the viewer knows it's due to Dracula infecting her with vampirism and presumably his subconscious is seeping in his hers, sharing this information with her. After Helsing sees the bite marks on her neck, he notes it's an early sign of her becoming a vampire.

to:

* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: When Helsing visit Lucy to break the news [[spoiler: about Harker's death]], she states she already knew. When asked how she comments she just did. Of course, the viewer knows it's due to Dracula infecting her with vampirism and presumably his subconscious is seeping in his hers, sharing this information with her. After Helsing sees the bite marks on her neck, he notes it's an both of these are early sign signs of her becoming a vampire.



%%* VampireBitesSuck

to:

%%* VampireBitesSuck* VampireBitesSuck: Somewhat, when [[spoiler: Harker]] is bitten by the vampire bride. his wound are actually fairly cleaned on his neck. Though when Dracula later bites him and we see his undead form, most of his neck is covered in blood. Likely because Dracula was angry at that point and was looking to kill him instantly. However when Dracula goes after Lucy, his bites are once again very clean.



** When Helsing searches Dracula's [[spoiler: and finds Harker in Dracula's crypt, now a vampire. The camera even goes in for a close up to confirm his undeath as Harker is now deathly pale, sporting fangs (and even grinning slightly, indicating the corruption has taken hold completely) and most of his neck where he was bitten previously by Dracula's bride (which before was only clean puncture wounds) is covered in blood, likely done by Dracula to kill him and trigger his transformation.]]

to:

** When Helsing searches Dracula's castle [[spoiler: and finds Harker in Dracula's crypt, now a vampire. The camera even goes in for a close up to confirm his undeath as Harker is now deathly pale, sporting fangs (and even grinning slightly, indicating the corruption has taken hold completely) and most of his neck where he was bitten previously by Dracula's bride (which bride, which before was only clean puncture wounds) wounds, is covered in blood, likely blood. Likely done by Dracula to kill him and trigger his transformation.]]
18th Dec '16 10:40:10 AM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: After fending off the vampiric Lucy and forcing her back to her coffin. Helsing suggests to Arthur of using Lucy to track them to Dracula since, as she's in his control, it could allow them to end his threat faster. Arthur, however, refuses, both for not wanting to continue seeing his sister corrupted by the undead influence and that there's too much of a risk of Lucy going after Taina again as well as other people and spreading more of the vampire curse. Helsing concedes to his point and decides to stake Lucy then and there.

to:

* BothSidesHaveAPoint: After fending off the vampiric Lucy and forcing her back to her coffin. Helsing suggests to Arthur of using Lucy to track them to Dracula since, as she's in his control, it could allow them to end his threat faster. Arthur, however, refuses, both for not wanting to continue seeing his sister corrupted by the undead influence and that there's too much of a risk of Lucy going after Taina Tania again as well as other people and spreading more of the vampire curse. Helsing concedes to his point and decides to stake Lucy then and there.



* SkepticNoLonger: Arthur intially doesn't believe Helsing at first about vampires, though mostly due to losing two family members, Harker and his sister Lucy, in rapid sucession. But after reading Harker's diary which Helsing delievered to him and Tania's claim of seeing Lucy. He decides to at least check into it. Needless to say he becomes a believer when he sees Lucy walking about after her death and her vampire form nearly trying to bite both Tania and him. After which he helps Helsing hunt down Dracula.

to:

* SkepticNoLonger: Arthur intially initially doesn't believe Helsing at first about vampires, though mostly due to losing two family members, Harker and his sister Lucy, in rapid sucession. succession. But after reading Harker's diary which Helsing delievered delivered to him and Tania's claim of seeing Lucy. He decides to at least check into it. Needless to say he becomes a believer when he sees Lucy walking about after her death and her vampire form nearly trying to bite both Tania and him. After which he helps Helsing hunt down Dracula.



** When Arthur gives Mina a cross, she faints instantly at it's touch. Helsing and Arthur pry it from her hand and find it has burned her palm.

to:

** When Arthur gives Mina a cross, she faints instantly at it's its touch. Helsing and Arthur pry it from her hand and find it has burned her palm.
28th Nov '16 12:43:09 AM CASCHero
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: After fending off the vampiric Lucy and forcing her back to her coffin. Helsing suggests to Arthur of using Lucy to track them to Dracula since, as she's in his control, it could allow them to end his threat faster. Arthur, however, refuses, both for not wanting to continue seeing his sister corrupted by the undead influence and that there's too much of a risk of Lucy going after Taina again as well as other children and spreading more of the vampire curse. Helsing concedes to his point and decides to stake Lucy then and there.

to:

* BothSidesHaveAPoint: After fending off the vampiric Lucy and forcing her back to her coffin. Helsing suggests to Arthur of using Lucy to track them to Dracula since, as she's in his control, it could allow them to end his threat faster. Arthur, however, refuses, both for not wanting to continue seeing his sister corrupted by the undead influence and that there's too much of a risk of Lucy going after Taina again as well as other children people and spreading more of the vampire curse. Helsing concedes to his point and decides to stake Lucy then and there.


Added DiffLines:

* SkepticNoLonger: Arthur intially doesn't believe Helsing at first about vampires, though mostly due to losing two family members, Harker and his sister Lucy, in rapid sucession. But after reading Harker's diary which Helsing delievered to him and Tania's claim of seeing Lucy. He decides to at least check into it. Needless to say he becomes a believer when he sees Lucy walking about after her death and her vampire form nearly trying to bite both Tania and him. After which he helps Helsing hunt down Dracula.
27th Nov '16 3:01:15 PM CASCHero
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* When Arther gives Mina a cross, she faints instantly at it's touch. Helsing and Arthur pry it from her hand and find it has burned her palm.

to:

* ** When Arther Arthur gives Mina a cross, she faints instantly at it's touch. Helsing and Arthur pry it from her hand and find it has burned her palm.
27th Nov '16 2:36:54 PM CASCHero
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: After fending off the vampiric Lucy and forcing her back to her coffin. Helsing suggests to Arthur of using Lucy to track them to Dracula since, as she's in his control, it could allow them to end his threat faster. Arthur, however, refuses, both for not wanting to continue seeing his sister corrupted by the undead influence and that there's too much of a risk of Lucy going after Taina again as well as other children and spreading more of the vampire curse. Helsing concedes to his point and decides to stake Lucy then and there.



* HolyBurnsEvil: Helsing does this to the vamped Lucy, searing her head with a cross. Later when Mina is partilly bitten by Drac, she's handed a cross to keep her safe but it burns her hand instead.

to:

* HolyBurnsEvil: Helsing does this to the vamped Lucy, searing her head with a cross. Later when Mina is partilly partially bitten by Drac, she's handed a cross to keep her safe but it burns her hand instead.



* MercyKill: [[spoiler: After finding Harker turned into a vampire. Helsing reluctantly stakes him, knowing Harker would view being undead as a FateWorseThanDeath since he won't be in control of his actions.]]

to:

* MercyKill: MercyKill:
**
[[spoiler: After finding Harker turned into a vampire. Helsing reluctantly stakes him, knowing Harker would view being undead as a FateWorseThanDeath since he won't be in control of his actions.]]]]
** Likewise he does so to Lucy at Arthur's request.



* OhCrap: Harker, when going to stake Dracula and finding his coffin empty. Then seeing that Dracula is on the staircase above him standing by the exit before he closes the door.

to:

* OhCrap: OhCrap:
**
Harker, when going to stake Dracula and finding his coffin empty. Then seeing that Dracula is on the staircase above him standing by the exit before he closes the door.door.
** Helsing upon [[spoiler: finding an undead Harker at Dracula's castle]]
** Both Helsing and Arthur have one when they give Mina a cross but it burns her hand. Indicating that she's been bitten and in danger of becoming a vampire.



* StakingTheLovedOne: Played straight at the start when [[spoiler: Helsing is forced to stake Harker after finding him now a vampire resting in Dracula's previous coffin]]. Subverted when Helsing and Arthur find the newly vampirised Lucy in her coffin. Arthur can't even look as Helsing drives the stake into her heart.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: After fending off the vampiric Lucy and forcing her back to her coffin. Helsing suggests to Arthur of using Lucy to lure them to Dracula. Arthur, however, refuses, both for not wanting to continue seeing his sister corrupted from the vampirism and that there's too much of a risk of Lucy going after Taina again as well as other children and spreading more of the vampire curse. Helsing realizes he's right and decides to stake Lucy then and there.

to:

* StakingTheLovedOne: Played straight at the start when [[spoiler: Helsing is forced to stake Harker after finding him now a vampire resting in Dracula's previous coffin]]. Subverted when Helsing and Arthur find the newly vampirised vampirized Lucy in her coffin. Arthur can't even look as Helsing drives the stake into her heart.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: After fending off the vampiric Lucy and forcing her back to her coffin. Helsing suggests to Arthur of using Lucy to lure them to Dracula. Arthur, however, refuses, both for not wanting to continue seeing his sister corrupted from the vampirism and that there's too much of a risk of Lucy going after Taina again as well as other children and spreading more of the vampire curse. Helsing realizes he's right and decides to stake Lucy then and there.
heart.



** Again, the vampirized Lucy runs into her crypt after being burned by Helsing cross rather then fleeing the cemetery. Though Helsing does mention that the sunrise was coming soon which may have prevented her from getting far before she was forced into her sleep. But still....

to:

** Again, the vampirized Lucy runs into her crypt after being burned by Helsing Helsing's cross rather then fleeing the cemetery. Though Helsing does mention that the sunrise was coming soon which may have prevented her from getting far before she was forced into her sleep. But still....


Added DiffLines:

* When Arther gives Mina a cross, she faints instantly at it's touch. Helsing and Arthur pry it from her hand and find it has burned her palm.
27th Nov '16 8:24:16 AM CASCHero
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdultFear: Not long after Lucy dies, Tania suddenly goes missing in the middle of the night. She's found by the police where she explains that Lucy was the one who called her much to the shock of Arthur and Mina. If that wasn't bad enough, Taina goes out ''again'' by herself the following night where Lucy, clearly now undead and evil, leads her to the cemetery and was on the verge of biting her if Arthur hadn't decided to camp out near her crypt that night to see if Helsing's story was true and spotted them.

to:

* AdultFear: Not long after Lucy dies, Tania suddenly goes missing in the middle of the night. She's found by the police where she explains that Lucy was the one who called her much to the shock of Arthur and Mina. If that wasn't bad enough, Taina Tania goes out ''again'' by herself the following night where Lucy, clearly now undead and evil, leads her to the cemetery and was on the verge of biting her if Arthur hadn't decided to camp out near her crypt that night to see if Helsing's story was true and spotted them.



* DecoyProtagonist: We're lead to believe the movie is following the novel at first as we follow Harker arriving at Dracula's castle for a business deal. [[spoiler: Only to find out later that he's working with Helsing actually going in covertly to find Dracula's resting place so that Helsing and he can kill him together. Unfortunately, Dracula's lone bride manages to bite him, infecting him with vampirism. While he manages to find their sleeping quarters, he waits too long to stake Dracula who completely drains and turns him. The focus then shifts to Helsing as he tries to track Dracula in London.]]

to:

* DecoyProtagonist: We're lead to believe the movie is following the novel at first as we follow Harker arriving at Dracula's castle for a business deal. [[spoiler: Only to find out later that he's working with Helsing Helsing, actually going in covertly to find Dracula's resting place so that Helsing and he can kill him together.him. Unfortunately, Dracula's lone bride manages to bite him, infecting him with vampirism. While he manages to find their sleeping quarters, he waits too long to stake Dracula who completely drains and turns him. The focus then shifts to Helsing as he tries to track Dracula in London.down Dracula.]]



** Likewise Tanya notes how cold Lucy (post-turning) is when they meet up in the forest. Granted makes sense considering she's a walking corpse now.

to:

** Likewise Tanya Tania notes how cold Lucy (post-turning) is when they meet up in the forest. Granted makes sense considering she's a walking corpse now.



** Taina when she goes to meet up with Lucy. Despite knowing she died not too long ago, she doesn't find it odd that Lucy is clearly walking around, has a pale complexion, two fangs sticking out of her mouth, clearly not talking like the Lucy she should know, or the fact that she wants to "play" with her in the ''middle of the night''. The most Taina notices is that Lucy's touch is very cold, but doesn't question it further.

to:

** Taina Tania when she goes to meet up with Lucy. Despite knowing she died not too long ago, she doesn't find it odd that Lucy is clearly walking around, has a pale complexion, two fangs sticking out of her mouth, clearly not talking like the Lucy she should know, know or the fact that she wants to "play" with her in the ''middle of the night''. The most Taina Tania notices is that Lucy's touch is very cold, but doesn't question it further.



* InfantImmortality: Little Tanya is rescued just before she becomes vampirized Lucy's victim.

to:

* InfantImmortality: Little Tanya Tania is rescued just before she becomes vampirized Lucy's victim.



* {{Revenge}}: Helsing figures Dracula targeted Lucy [[spoiler: as poetic revenge against Harker for staking his orignal bride and have his fiancee replace her.]]

to:

* {{Revenge}}: Helsing figures Dracula targeted Lucy [[spoiler: as poetic revenge against Harker for staking his orignal original bride and have his fiancee replace her.]]



* SlasherSmile: Lucy twice after we see her as a vampire onscreen, the first is after calling Taina to her with the intention of feeding on her. The second is when Arthur calls out to her and she realizes he's in the graveyard.



* SlasherSmile: Lucy twice, the first is after calling Tanya to her with the intention of feeding on her. The second is when Arthur calls out to her and she realizes he's in the graveyard.



** Harker when he see's the bite marks after Dracula's bride bites him, he despairs and he knows it's a matter of time before he turns unless he kills Dracula. [[spoiler: He fails and is bitten by Dracula who exacerbates his previous wounds which, not surprisingly, kills him. When Helsing finds later Harker, the vamprisim has long since claimed him.]]

to:

** Harker when he see's the bite marks after Dracula's bride bites him, he despairs and he knows it's a matter of time before he turns unless he kills Dracula. [[spoiler: He fails and is bitten by Dracula who exacerbates his previous wounds which, not surprisingly, kills him. When Helsing later finds later Harker, the vamprisim has long since claimed him.]]



** When Helsing searches Dracula's [[spoiler: and finds Harker in Dracula's crypt, now a vampire. The camera even goes in for a close up to confirm his undeath as Harker is now deathly pale, sporting fangs (and even grinning slightly, indicating the corruption has taken hold completely) and most of his neck where he was bitten previously by Dracula's bride (which before was only clean punture wounds) is covered in blood, likely done by Dracula to kill him and trigger his transformation.]]

to:

** When Helsing searches Dracula's [[spoiler: and finds Harker in Dracula's crypt, now a vampire. The camera even goes in for a close up to confirm his undeath as Harker is now deathly pale, sporting fangs (and even grinning slightly, indicating the corruption has taken hold completely) and most of his neck where he was bitten previously by Dracula's bride (which before was only clean punture puncture wounds) is covered in blood, likely done by Dracula to kill him and trigger his transformation.]]
27th Nov '16 8:09:09 AM CASCHero
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* AdaptedOut: Quincy, Renfield

to:

%%* * AdaptedOut: Quincy, RenfieldDue to the fact that film was made on cheap. They took out a good chunk of character from the book. Most notably Quincy and Renfield. Likewise Dracula's three female vampires is only reduced to one in this film.


Added DiffLines:

* BroadStrokes: Somewhat follows the plot of the original novel though diverges in a lot of areas.
27th Nov '16 8:04:24 AM CASCHero
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MercyKill: [[spoiler: After findinh Harker turned into a vampire. Helsing reluctantly stakes him, knowing Harker would view being undead as a FateWorseThanDeath.]]

to:

* MercyKill: [[spoiler: After findinh finding Harker turned into a vampire. Helsing reluctantly stakes him, knowing Harker would view being undead as a FateWorseThanDeath.FateWorseThanDeath since he won't be in control of his actions.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 81. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.HorrorOfDracula