Dracula A.D. 1972 ★★★★

I found the horrible 70’s music, fashion, and dialogue in this modern (for the 1970’s) installment of the Dracula franchise to be charming rather than annoying like most fans seem to. It’s not a great film, but immensely entertaining for the cheese factor alone. The cast is incredibly annoying, which only makes it that much more enjoyable when they’re killed. Dracula himself isn’t a major part of the film until the ending, so most of the villainy is perpetrated by Christopher Neame as the hip, young troublemaker Johnny Alucard. The final battle, which at long last pits Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee against one another once more, is almost as good as their first encounter of the series…just with oddly placed 70’s music this time around.