After an arduous trek through the mountains, the Monsignor completes his mission. Unfortunately, the priest, who has lagged behind his elder, inadvertently revives Dracula. Unable to resist the powerful vampire, the priest becomes Dracula’s disciple. Needless to say, Dracula is not pleased to find a huge cross barring the door to his estate (“Who’s done this thing?” he demands). Forcing the priest to assist him, the vampire count plots his bloody revenge against the Monsignor.
|The eyes of Dracula!|
|Veronica Carlson as Maria.|
|Maria and Paul on the rooftop.|
Though perhaps not on par with the earlier Horror of Dracula and Brides of Dracula, Dracula Has Risen From the Grave remains a surprising and highly satisfying entry in the series. It was also Hammer’s last great Dracula film. There would still be interesting experiments (e.g., The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires), but nothing to rise to this standard.