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Blood of Dracula (1957)

Approved | | Horror | November 1957 (USA)
Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Harrison ...
Nancy Perkins
Louise Lewis ...
Miss Branding
Gail Ganley ...
Myra
Jerry Blaine ...
Tab
Heather Ames ...
Nola
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Lt. Dunlap
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Mrs. Thorndyke
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Mr. Paul Perkins (as Thomas B. Henry)
Don Devlin ...
Eddie
Jean Dean ...
Mrs. Doris Perkins (as Jeanne Dean)
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Det. Sgt. Stewart
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Mike, the young doctor
Shirley Delancey ...
Terry (as Shirley De Lancey)
Michael Hall ...
Glenn
Craig Duncan ...
Police Officer
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Storyline

In a girl's boarding school, science teacher, Miss Branding, tests her theory that there is power within the human potential that is beyond that of the atom. Using hypnosis and a special amulet, a new and troubled student, Nancy Perkins, becomes the subject of her experiments which result in a series of full-moon murders. Written by alfiehitchie

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In her eyes ... desire! In her veins ... the blood of a monster! See more »

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Blood Is My Heritage  »

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(Ryder Sound Services)

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1.85 : 1
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American International Pictures released this film to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) with the tag line: "Warning! Can You Take It? Fiendish! Frenzied! Frightening! It Will Haunt You For Days Afterwards!" See more »

Goofs

During the first shot of the "stake" that will kill Sandra Harrison it is shown to be about four inches tall. In the second shot, when it is protruding from her body, it is about a foot tall and perceptively sharper at the end. See more »

Quotes

Glenn: [to Nancy] I've lost my compass. I don't know where we're heading!
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Puppy Love
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Blaine
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Dracula would disown this one
13 June 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One thing I will say about Blood Of Dracula. It revives the tradition that was reserved for B westerns in that the title has nothing to do with the famous Transylvanian Vampire Count. Other than to say that the murders committed in this film are said to be Dracula like, Dracula has nothing to do with the film. I guess American International Pictures thought that the count's name would bring in some box office.

Well if you're expecting Bela Lugosi or Christopher Lee pass this right on by. This concerns some chilling murders that occur in and around Mary Adams's school for girls. In this case we have a woman mad scientist in Louise Lewis and she's conducting experiments involving an impressionable young teen played by Sandra Harrison. A little hypnosis and Harrison reverts to the primitive which includes turning into a girl werewolf replete with fangs and sucking the blood dry out of those she kills. It's all a puzzle to the homicide cop Malcolm Atterbury.

In the worst of science fiction films the scientist is always saying that this is all for the benefit of humankind. Even female scientists are saying that. How turning a young teen girl into a primitive homicidal maniac is beyond me.

This film is one camp hoot with cheap cinematography, no production values and players delivering their lines in anticipation of their checks clearing. Let's hope they got paid for this drivel.


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