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A Taste of Blood (1967)

 -  Horror  -  9 August 1967 (USA)
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A businessman turns into a vampire after drinking brandy laced with vampire blood and sets out on an odyssey of killing the descendent's of Dracula's executioners.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Rogers ...
John Stone
Elizabeth Wilkinson ...
Helene Stone
William Kerwin ...
Dr. Hank Tyson (as Thomas Wood)
Lawrence Tobin ...
Det. Crane
Ted Schell ...
Lord Gold
Otto Schlessinger ...
Dr. Howard Helsing
Eleanor Vaill ...
Hester Avery
Gail Janis ...
Vivian
Herschell Gordon Lewis ...
The Limey Seaman / Voice of Baron Khron (as Seymour Sheldon)
Judy Waterberry ...
Ida - the maid
Dolores Carlos ...
Sherri Morris
Roy Collodi ...
Delivery Man
Karl Stoeber ...
Man walking dog
Thomas Rowland ...
Detective
Sidney J. Reich ...
Arthur Morris (as Sidney Jaye)
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Mild-mannered Miami businessman, John Stone, receives a parcel from England containing two old bottles of Slivovitz brandy and upon drinking them both, becomes a vampire. Stone uses his new-found vampire powers to keep his wife, Helena, in a trance as he travels to England to kill the descendants of Van Helsing whom murdered Count Dracula while Hesling's distant relative, Howard Helsing, pursues Stone with the intent to put the re-born vampire to rest for good. Written by Anonymous

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A ghastly tale drenched with gouts of blood spurting from the writhing victims of a madman's lust! See more »

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9 August 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Secret of Dr. Alucard  »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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In the night-time scene on the ship docked in London's East End, lights from Miami Beach's high-rise hotels and apartment buildings can be glimpsed in the background. See more »

Quotes

Hester Avery: What's in the box?
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Maybe not for the casual viewer, but def. for exploitation diehards.
22 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

PRobably HG's most ambitious project even more so than 200 maniacs, and I really loved it. It is very talky but unlike other HG and exploitation flicks the acting from bill rogers and willy kerwin is quite good and makes you care about the characters and what they have to say. Since its an HG flick we have some gore but its not one of his intensive gore flicks. There is a great scenes where the vampire stone takes a nice chunk out of a stripper dancer. I do have to point out however that almost all of HG Lewis flicks have a certain style to them to make you know its an HG Lewis flick. There's the out of focus closeups, lingering gore scenes, but there is also these horrendous day-for-night shots. This movie is no exception to that as the last 20 minutes feature some of the worst day-for-night shots ever filmed. Bad movie lovers and exploitation fans should be very pleased.


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