September 17, 2013

The Hammer Films Dracula Movies (And Some Other Hammer Vampires) Listed In Chronological Order

Horror Of Dracula poster
                        HAMMER DRACULA MOVIES 

Horror Of Dracula (1958)

Brides Of Dracula (1960)

Dracula Prince Of Darkness (1966) 
Brides Of Dracula poster  
Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968)  

Taste The Blood Of Dracula (1970)  

Scars Of Dracula (1970)

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Dracula Prince Of Darkness poster The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1973)

The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires (1974) 

Dracula Has Risen From The Grave poster

The Kiss Of The Vampire (1963)

The Vampire Lovers (1970)   

Countess Dracula (1971)  

Taste The Blood Of Dracula poster Lust For A Vampire (1971)

Twins Of Evil (1971)

Vampire Circus (1972)

Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter (1974)

Scars Of Dracula / Horror Of Frankenstein poster
     I've got an anal compulsive need to organize things.  When I began to assemble a collection of Hammer Films movies to watch during Pre'Ween, the obvious first step for me was to impose some kind of order on the titles.  Historically, I've not been much of a fan of vampire movies, so those titles in particular all seemed to just blend together for me into a single blood red pool of plasma.  Putting them in chronological order and adding a visual component seemed to help. 
Dracula A.D. 1972 poster
      I've already seen roughly half of these movies, so I believe I'll just watch them all again in order just on general principle.  I'll enjoy seeing how shifting cultural mores and a changing cinematic landscape affected each successive entry.  I've always heard that Horror Of Dracula, with its Technicolor blood and heaving bosoms, was quite racy for its time.  It seems Hammer later attempted to contemporize their Dracula movies by piling on more graphic violence and overt sexuality.  Good times!
The Satanic Rites Of Dracula poster

      I'll be posting a similar chronological list of the Hammer Frankenstein and Hammer Mummy titles soon, as well.  I'll finish up with a list of my selected miscellaneous Hammer titles that don't fit any of these categories shortly thereafter.  I'd love to hear some feedback from others who've already ventured down the Hammer path in the Comments section below.
The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires poster


  1. I've enjoyed quite a few of Hammer's Dracula films. I'm reading Bram Stoker's Dracula and when Dracula talks all I ever hear in my head is Christopher Lee. The vampire ones are a good deal of fun too. The Vampire Lovers provided me with something to look forward to when I finished reading Carmilla. Watching a movie based on a book you've just finished is usually a satisfying experience. I've been doing the same thing with Ian Flemming's 007s and watching the corresponding Bond movie afterwards.

  2. I'm assuming you're not hearing Christopher Lee from Dracula, Prince Of Darkness in your head. lol I enjoyed Vampire Circus, and I'm a big fan of Brides Of Dracula. It's mostly the latter era Lee movies I haven't seen.


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