I Just Watched... in General Discussions Posted 7 hours ago 4 hours ago, LornaHansonForbes said: I watched TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA on TCM, a film I have watched and reviewed many times over the years . . . Taste the Blood of Dracula holds a bittersweet, special place in my heart (right next to the left ventricle) because it was the first Hammer Film that I got to see during its theatrical release. Although I was around during the 1960s, I, unfortunately, was cursed with a mother who thought my interest in horror films morbid and disturbing -- she even had me see a child psychologist about the matter. A real drag, she cruelly and heartlessly denied me the thrill of going to see Hammer horror films during their heyday. My father, OTOH, wasn't as neurotic and 'twas he who charitably took me to see TtBoD, companion feature: Trog (my first, and only, Herman Cohen chiller to be seen on the Silver Screen). The ecstasy of actually watching a Hammer Horror was significantly diminished by the audience, primarily composed of "African-Americans"-- migrants from what later would be known as "South Central" (Los Angeles). The movie theatre auditorium reverberated with a constant, cacophonous roar (imagine the sound at a prize fight): the never-ending chatter of the disrespectful, unruly mob, who regarded the entertainment on screen with absolutely zero interest.