There was no shortage of vampire movies in the early 1970s, so it's
understandable how this gem became a bit lost in the shuffle. In this
sadly underrated version, Jack Palance's interpretation of the Count is
both powerful and frightening under the skilled direction of Dan Curtis.
A great script from legendary horror / sci-fi veteran Richard Matheson
adds much to the value as well. The film has solid production values
and a standout performance from Nigel Davenport as Van Helsing.