Dracula's Great Love (1972)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Horror  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This is a superior Hammer-style effort from Spanish horror star, Paul Naschy (aka Jacinto Molina), better known for his recurring werewolf character Valdemar Daninsky. Here Naschy portrays a rather beefy-looking version of the legendary vampire masquerading as Dr. Wendell Marlowe, the director of a castle-based sanitarium in which a quartet of lovely but unfortunate travelers have sought shelter for the night. Before long, the count has made late-night snacks of the three of them, sparing the virginal fourth woman for a ceremony intended to revive his long-dead daughter. All the Naschy trademarks are on hand, from the rich gothic feel to the nearly senseless story line (made worse by clumsy re-editing in the American release version); most available prints are missing much of the film's plentiful gore and kinky eroticism. This film is also known as Cemetery Girls, Cemetery Tramps, and Vampire Playgirls, among others.

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Dracula, vampire, bloodsucker, nursing-home, resurrection, sacrifice, sanitarium, virgin, purity, traveling, daughter