The 1958 Hammer Horror Classic Dracula, also known as Dracula’s Horror, inspired a pair of surprisingly realistic and highly detailed figures to soon join Sideshow’s Horror Collectibles line. What dynamic duo? Creature of the night Count Dracula and his greatest enemy, Doctor Van Helsing, of course. io9 is excited to share an exclusive first look at the two.
First, the Dracula figurine stands 22.25 inches tall, atop a “stone-effect base adorned with Gothic gargoyles,” according to Sideshow. His likeness, of course, is that of an iconic actor Sir Christopher Lee, with the vampire’s instantly recognizable eyes, fangs, hairline, and some dripping blood for added spice. Her chic outfit is made of bespoke fabric, complemented by her classic black suit and choice accessories: a luxurious red-lined cape and a hypnotic signet ring.
As for Van Helsing, he is 21.5 inches tall, also poses with gargoyles, and the very image of the great Pierre Cushing. According to Sideshow, “This statue captures the determined and fearless expression of his character as he summons his determination and prepares to face his nemesis, the evil Count Dracula.” He also has a black suit paired with a red waistcoat, a faux fur-trimmed coat, faux-leather gloves, and three things he’d never leave the house without: a crucifix, a wooden stake, and a hammer.
Check out the gallery below for pictures of both!
Dracula’s Horror– so titled for its release in the United States, to avoid confusion with the 1931 Dracula starring Béla Lugosi – was Hammer’s first Dracula film to star Christopher Lee as the infamous vampire (he will play the role a total of 10 times, including in seven Hammer films). Cushing first performed with Lee in Hammer’s 1957 Frankenstein’s Curse, and their pairing the following year in Dracula further cemented the chemistry between the two horror legends, who ended up appearing in over 20 films together (including the classic Monster-on-a-train Horror Express).
Both figures – sold separately, but man they go well together – are available for pre-order (RSVP for more information on Dracula here; Van Helsing here), with more Sideshow details (including shipping dates and prices) to come.
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