Dracula and Blood Lust of Kali Hammer Artwork

Type: Artwork
Condition: Very Good
Year: 1974
Genre: Horror
Reference: #567

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A fascinating (almost complete) Chantrell "rough" (15"x 22") for the Hammer "film" "Dracula & The Blood Lust of Kali". Hammer had been toying with the idea of an "Indian" Dracula feature since 1970. After the release of the Chinese themed "The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires" further impetus was given to the Indian project, though the film title was to change several times. Chantrell was frequently employed by Hammer to create Poster artwork which was then used as an essential prop in order to secure American finance. It is likely that this rough was generated for just such a project, though we do not believe that "finished artwork" was ever produced i.e, this is probably the only surviving artwork available for the film envisaged as "Dracula and the Blood Lust of Kali". By 1976 the film title had morphed into "Kali Devil Bride of Dracula" & we show prototype artwork for this for reference. The Indian incarnation of Dracula was ultimately never to come to fruition.

For further information about this "Indian Dracula", please see Maxford "Hammer House of Horror" (1996) & Marcus Hearn's "The Art Of Hammer" (2010).

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