Its Time for Part 2 of Rate the Hammer Big 3. This time Dracula: 1.) Taste The Blood of Dracula: I guess I always favor the underdogs over the obvious and most highly rated by the masses. I have always found this to be one of the richest looking Hammer films and one of the most Gothic feeling. I love the way Dracula is used in the revenge plot here by using the children to get revenge on the parents who committed a crime against him. This also contains the most original and creative death scene for Dracula even if it is the least bloody. It also has a wonderfully meloncholy score by James Bernard. 2.) Horror of Dracula: This is the original in the Hammer series and a classic all the way. This is the closest Hammer came to telling the story from the book. 3.) Dracula Has Risen From The Grave: Good Production Values and another very Gothic feeling Hammer film. Excellent Portrayal of the Count by Christopher Lee. He's both Very Evil and Very Erotic. 4.) Scars of Dracula: The bloodiest of the Hammer Dracula series and another great portrayal by Christopher Lee. This one is only hampered by noticably lower production values due to Hammers loss of revenue as the Horror cycle was going more modern and American by 1970. 5.) Dracula A.D. 1972: This one is unfairly bashed by many Hammer fans but it is quite good actually. Christopher Lee is in good form and there are many good scenes in this one. It does have the dated hippies element but it also has Johnny Alucard : ). 6.) Dracula - Prince of Darkness: This one has a lot of potentional and is a worthy entry to the series with some good moments but it has a slow first half, no Dracula until the 50 minute mark and no spoken dialogue by Christopher Lee. 7.) The Satanic Rites of Dracula: The final Dracula is well worth watching but doesn't have enough of the Count and has an odd attempt to mix a James Bond element in a Dracula story. Well theres my Picks. What are yours? Next week will be Part 3 - The Mummy.