Dracula is a 1958 British horror film. It is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films inspired by the Bram Stoker novel Dracula. It was directed by Terence Fisher, and stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling and Carol Marsh. In the United States, the film was retitled Horror of Dracula to avoid confusion with the earlier Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. Production began at Bray Studios on 17 November 1957 with an investment of £81,000.