The Evil of Dracula (1974)

Genres - Horror  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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This bizarre Japanese vampire film (preceded by Lake of Dracula) begins with the arrival of a new professor at a small girls' school. He is invited by the creepy principal to spend the night, during which he encounters a variety of chilling phenomena. He first discovers that the corpse of the principal's wife (who was apparently killed in a recent car accident) is currently on display in the school basement; later, he sees a mysterious woman roaming the halls and hears a hypnotic singing voice. Before long, it becomes apparent that the entire school is lousy with vampires -- from the faculty to the students themselves -- leading the plucky prof to take matters into his own hands and search for the lead vampire himself. Despite the title, Dracula is nowhere to be found; what s available, however, is a fairly compelling and colorful horror tale, with some well-staged shocks and haunting photography. Uncut prints feature a fair amount of gory footage.

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Dracula, girls'-school, vampire