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Sunday, 21 August 2011

HAMMER FILM PRODUCTIONS: THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA: JUST HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO STAKE A VAMPIRE??

JUST HOW TRICKY IS IT TO STAKE AND SLAY A VAMPIRE? JUDGING BY THESE SNAPS FROM THE HAMMER FILMS LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA...QUITE TRICKY...


FOR THOSE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE FILM OR THIS SCENE...IMAGINE ONE DAY YOU'RE A REGULAR BEER SWILLING, FAG PUFFING, GAWD BLIMEY DEDETECTIVE IN OLD LONDON TOWN, COPPING THE REGULAR VILLAINS AND ROUGH STUFFS...THE NEXT, YOU'RE FACE TO FACE WITH FEMALES WITH NASHERS AND ONLY YOUR TRUNCHEON AND A STICK TO FIGHT EM OFF!

IN REAL TERMS, FOR ACTORS WILLIAM FRANKLYN, MICHAEL COLES AND VALERIE VAN OST, IT WAS A NIGHT SHOOT IN THE COLD AND RAIN IN THE CHEERY OLD EAST END OF LONDON. THE BUDGET IS TIGHT, TIME IS TIGHTER AND THE SCRIPT CALLS FOR YOU TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH WITH A SNARLING VAMPIRE IN CHAINS...AND KILL HER WITH YOUR STICK!

BUT, AFTER SOME BLOCKING AND MOPPING OF THE WET STONE FLOOR,THEY GET IT IN THE CAN. THIS IS  DIRECTORS ALAN GIBSON SECOND  OUTING WITH HAMMER AND THE COUNT,  NAILING VAMPIRES IN SWINGING DINGING 70'S LONDON, HAS NOW BECOME A WALK IN THE CEMETERY.. AND WHEN ALL IS SHOT, CUT AND WRAPPED, A GREAT SCENE IT TURNS OUT TO BE!


YOU CAN CATCH MORE OF THE BEHIND THE SCENES MOMENTS ON HAMMER FILMS DRACULA SERIES AT THE UK PETER CUSHING APPRECIATION SOCIETY WEBSITE: PETERCUSHING.ORG AND THE UK PETER CUSHING APPRECIATION SOCIETY FACEBOOK PAGE.

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