The Gist: A retelling of the Hammer Horror vampire film, Dracula A.D 1972.
Clarification: Dracula A.D. 1972 would be the one Christopher Lee Dracula film that doesn't get mentioned at all in my blog entry on Hammer Horrors Dracula. The reason being that it was the one Dracula film that didn't have any female vampires in it (a no, no for Hammer Horror vampire films as a whole and not just the Dracula Series). The premise was that after being killed (again) during his time a distant relative of a follower of Dracula tricks some young people in 1970's London to participate in a seance to bring him back. The kids freak out, Dracula comes back and one by one begins picking off the participants of the seance. The problem with the film was that Dracula waits till the films end to decide he wants to turn a female (as he chooses to kill all the females instead) and is killed in the process. Dracula without vampire brides is like James Bond hanging out at all mens clubs for an entire movie. No one wants to see that. Anyway if you want to see the original I've included it below.
Selling Point: Not only does this movie go out of it's way to correct the fatal flaw of the original film but it has several tributes to the female vampires of other Dracula films as well.
Female Vampire Factor: The first major change when it comes to the story is that the one who brings back Dracula is a female college professor named "Ingrid Stensgaard" (Bessie Nellis). For you Hammer experts that is a combination of the names of the first two actresses to play Carmilla Karnstain for Hammer, Ingrid Pitt and Yutte Stensgaard. If you watched the original film you know that person does get turned which means you officially have female vampire #1.
Madelyn Wiley) is there to greet her instead.