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Blood of Dracula (1957)

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



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


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Release Date:

November 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

(Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »


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 »


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Silly vampire cash in
25 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

BLOOD OF Dracula is one of the schlocky high school monster flicks churned out by producer Herman Cohen in the late 1950s. The best known of these is I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF but BLOOD OF Dracula is a deservedly forgotten film purely because it isn't very good. There's no Dracula present in the story, just a high school reject who becomes a vampire after trying on a mysterious amulet.

This is very much a bare bones production and it feels rather silly when watched today. The characters are a bunch of clichés with barely one-dimensional personalities, ranging from jocks to popular girls and some down-at-heel cops. The most interesting of the bunch is Miss Branding, the science teacher who's the catalyst for all the chaos, but in comparison Sandra Harrison's lead is rather dull.

The vampire attacks are tame and the film as a whole feels like a rushed cash-in. The vampire make-up is particularly poor and looks like some novelty Halloween costume. The low, low budget precludes the use of any kind of special effects and the ending is abrupt and hastily written. I struggled with this one, despite being a fan of the genre.

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