A heads up on how you can catch Peter Cushing's Hammer films classic THE BRIDES OF DRACULA on the HORROR CHANNEL over the festive season. PETER CUSHING plays VAN HELSING in his second outing as the 'vampire hunter' since Hammer's 1958 DRACULA /HORROR OF DRACULA with CHRISTOPHER LEE. This time, despite the hint in the title, is is NO Dracula, but an evil Baron Meinster, played by DAVID PEEL in his only Hammer film appearance. Van Helsing was one of the many fantasy characters that Cushing played for Hammer films, along with BARON FRANKENSTEIN and SHERLOCK HOLMES he played Van Helsing in no less than FIVE Hammer films, DRACULA / HORROR OF DRACULA IN 1958, THE BRIDES OF DRACULA in 1960, DRACULA AD 1972 in 1972, THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA 1973 and finally in LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES in 1974.
THE BRIDES OF DRACULA is seen by many as one of Hammer's main 'marquee' titles, from their golden age when the company were based at Bray Studios, producing some of their best know PETER CUSHING AND CHRISTOPHER LEE TITLES such as THE MUMMY in 1959, THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN in 1958, THE GORGON in 1965 and Cushing vechicles like FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN and THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN in 1958.
THE BRIDES OF DRACULA, even without Christopher Lee is a fine example of the Hammer films style, with a very strong cast supported by Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson, Michael Ripper and the beautiful Yvonne Monlaur.
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