Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys because we’re talking 1971’s Hands Of The Ripper and 1973’s Satanic Rites Of Dracula.
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We start by talking about some of the stuff involving horror recently. Liam talks about attending the annual Exhumed Films 24 Hour Horrorthon and seeing the film Jakob’s Wife and trying to keep up with the newer Mike Mignola comics. Justin talks about seeing the films Antlers and Ghostbusters: Afterlife and attending the annual Chiller Theatre horror convention.
We start with Hands Of The Ripper. Justin talks about how he wasn’t a fan of the film and how it didn’t stick with him at all, and how he was just bored with it.
Liam gives a brief summary of the film. We talk about some of the things we enjoy, including how it succeeds as a period piece and some of the more ridiculous aspects of said period (mostly Liam doing a bad Cockney accent).
We talk about our histories with Hammer films, and Liam admits that while he used to think these films were boring and dull, he’s coming around on them and that they’re adjusting to the changing of the times.
Up next is The Satanic Rites Of Dracula. Justin talks about his relative inexperience with the Christopher Lee Dracula films, and how he appreciated the fact that it included elements of a spy film.
We talk about how the film uses a classic ‘70s trope of “rich people are secretly Satanists”, but how their vision of Satanism is laughable in how earnest it is. We discuss Dracula’s use of science instead of just straight up magic, and the straight ethos of Dracula growing weary of eternal life. We again talk about how the films use of spy movie imagery is one of its strengths. We talk about the somewhat ridiculous concept of Dracula building his stronghold within shouting distance of one of the few things that could kill him. We discuss the intensity of the final scene and the implications of how maybe Dracula just “isn’t into it anymore”.
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