Count Dracula (1970)

Director
Jesús Franco

Main cast
Christopher Lee; Klaus Kinski; Herbert Lom; Fred Williams; Maria Rohm

Genres
Horror

Description
Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.


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