In the late 1950s, Hammer Studios revitalised the flagging horror film genre with a pair of first-rate chillers, The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Horror of Dracula (1958). Both starred Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee - who would quickly become Hammer's most important stars - and were directed by Terence Fisher. Fisher returned to the crypt for this effective sequel, one of the few Hammer vampire movies to feature an actor other than Lee in the role of the legendary Count (the studio feared that Lee, now an international star, would be too expensive, and so cast David Peel as the bloodsucking Baron Meinster). A richly realised film, it is represented here by a glorious Grande, boasting a superb image by renowned French artist Joseph Koutachy.
Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.