In part two of my photo blog about “Horror Of Dracula” from Hammer Films we pick up with Van Helsing learning of Jonathans fate at Castle Dracula. Van Helsing picks up the case and sets out to destroy Dracula. Dracula has set out on a mission of his own. He is going to meet Miss Lucy.
Van Helsing heads to the local watering hole on his way to meet Jonathan Harker. It is here he learns of the fear these people hold toward all things Dracula.
The locals are not too pleased to see yet another stranger make their way into the fearful community.
Fear smells like garlic. Van Helsing meets the locals and realizes the superstitious nature and suspicious minds of the people.
Van Helsing’s inquiries about his friend are met with lies and cryptic interactions from the townies.
Van Helsing confronts the bar keep and makes it very clear he knows they are lying to him.
The bar maid drops Van Helsing a clue. She hands the doctor the diary of Jonathan Harker.
Van Helsing is nearly ran over by Dracula’s carriage as he enters the castle grounds.
Van Helsing searches for answers to Jonathan’s whereabouts in the castle and comes across the frame with a missing picture.
He soon discovers the staked female vampire in the crypt below Castle Dracula.
It isn’t long before the fate of young Jonathan Harker is revealed to Van Helsing
Meet The Holmwoods: Returning to the home of Harker’s betroved, Van Helsing tells of Jonathan Harker’s death.
Miss Lucy falls ill mysteriously and the family decides not to tell her about Jonathan’s death.
Lucy has a secret. A stranger is calling on her in the dead of night. Dracula has her under his spell.
Meanwhile Van Helsing is going over the writings of Harker, learning of Jonathan’s findings and the ways to kill a vampire.
Van Helsing takes time to post a letter and finds out that his man-servant thinks he is crazy.
It ain’t Karaoke! Van Helsing uses his recorder to document his discoveries about vampirism.
As Van Helsing plays with his recorder Dracula is playing with Lucy.
Dracula makes his move and goes in for one more taste of poor Miss Lucy.
The young Tania has a question for the family doctor. Why can’t you make Lucy better.
Mina gets a second opinion from Van Helsing and asks him to look in on Lucy.
Van Helsing makes a house call. He evaluates the young Miss Lucy to find what is causing her illness.
Van Helsing discovers what is causing Lucy to be weak. He notices the marks of the vampire on the young lady’s neck.
Van Helsing warns Mina of how serious the situation is without really telling her. He only demands that she place garlic flowers in the room and keep all outside accesses closed.
Lucy, of course, flips out over the garlic flowers and cries out for help.
She gets help from the maid who agrees to take away some of the flowers so that Lucy can rest.
The maid takes away the garlic and opens the door. Yeah look who is an accomplice.
Lucy dies ………or does she?!
Van Helsing confirms the fact that Lucy is indeed dead and faces the realization that people cannot follow instructions.
Mina and Arthur grieve the death of Lucy. …
Van Helsing confronts the Holmwoods to find out just what happened and why they could not seem to follow his simple directions.
Arthur tries to put the blame on Van Helsing. Van Helsing seeks to enlighten the Holmwoods by handing over the final writings of Jonathan Harker contained in his diary.