Director: Peter Sasdy
Starring: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Eles
Release date: January 31(UK). Oh, hello, a foray into the horror genre. I haven’t got many of these in the series. This one doesn’t exactly sparkle in the memory. Let’s do it. May contain virgins and spoilers…
It’s very hard, in fact probably impossible, to write a series of reviews on Vampire films without mentioning Hammer. The British studio made hundreds of horror films over a period of decades, and many of the archetype vampire movies have either Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee in them- and invariably something-of-Dracula in the title. Later Hammer tended towards the poor, if I’m absolutely honest, but occasionally they did try something different, and usually it was treated with utter disdain by the public. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the attempts to break the mold were bad, quite the reverse as they tended to be better than the stock Hammer fare. Captain Kronos is a fine example of this.