Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The Final Curtain Call
Old Count Drac's the most soulless of snakes
He attacks, we console at the wakes
At his game we can't lick him
So the aim is to trick him
Throw him back down a hole full of stakes!
Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) finishes off Dracula (Christopher Lee) at the end of Dracula A.D. 1972 (Alan Gibson; 1972). On his filmblog Shadowplay, David Cairns refers to the scene as one of "Hammer’s patented overkills," because they'd "...never JUST shove a stake through Dracula — try throwing holy water in his face, causing him to fall from a belfry into a pit with a stake in it, then poke him with a shovel just for good measure."