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Dracula: Prince of Darkness

original film poster
Directed by Terence Fisher
Produced by Anthony Nelson Keys
Written by Story:
Anthony Hinds
Jimmy Sangster
Starring Christopher Lee
Barbara Shelley
Music by James Bernard
Cinematography Michael Reed
Editing by Chris Barnes
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Hammer Studios
Release date(s) January 9, 1966
Running time 90 min.
Country UK
Language English
Preceded by The Brides of Dracula
Followed by Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

Dracula: Prince of Darkness is a 1966 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Studios. The film was photographed in Techniscope by Michael Reed, designed by Bernard Robinson and scored by James Bernard.



Production notes

Dracula does not speak in the film; this was not an artistic decision, but the result of Lee's refusal to speak the dialogue that was written for him. He remarked, "I didn’t speak in that picture. The reason was very simple. I read the script and saw the dialogue! I said to Hammer, if you think I’m going to say any of these lines, you’re very much mistaken."[1]

A novelization of the film was written by John Burke as part of his 1967 book The Second Hammer Horror Film Omnibus.


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