And where would Dracula be without his sworn nemesis Professor Van Helsing. Again, from the classic Hammer Films, we have my favorite rendition of the good Professor by Mr. Peter Cushing. Cushing played Van Helsing in five of hammer’s Dracula films ; “Horror of Dracula”, “The Brides of Dracula”, “Dracula AD 1972”, “The Satanic Rites of Dracula” and “The 7 Brothers meet Dracula”.
Cushing is also known for his portrayal of Baron Von Frankenstein in five classic Hammer Frankenstein films and one uncredited portrayal in a comedy called “One More Time” . One of which teams him with his future Star Wars counterpart David Prowse in “Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell”.