Rewatch at home using headphones resulted in a much better experience than initial theatrical viewing. The sound design and music is terrific in this film. Still haven't warmed up to the two leads.
An unjustly maligned entry in Hammer's Frankenstein series. The production is colorful and Peter Cushing is always a treat to watch as the Baron. Kiwi Kingston's bizarre monster makeup is a letdown to put it mildly. Energetic direction from Freddie Francis more in the style of Terence Fisher.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is a great later Hammer Dracula film with quite a bit to recommend it including an exciting prologue atop a runaway coach. Lee and Cushing make the most of their ample screen time and Lee was never scarier in the role. There are at least a half dozen attractive ladies including Caroline Munro, and the sets, direction, and camera work are all top notch.
The biggest detriment is the dated "swinging" soundtrack that completely ruins the mood of too many scenes. Watch it with the sound off. 🙂