Dracula: Prince of Darkness ★★★

Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle.

Unfortunately this film doesn't have Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) so can't really be considered the must-see of the Hammer Dracula movies, although it is entertaining in it's own right. I'm watching this as a trilogy of the first three movies (all set in the 19th Century) & it just feels right this way, as the movie opens with the ending of Horror of Dracula & decides to focus more on the horrors the human slaves of Dracula will commit in the name of their master - Christopher Lee doesn't say a word & instead gives an intense, animalistic performance as the Prince of Darkness.