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Blacula (1972)

An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

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Tina / Luva
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Michelle
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Dr. Gordon Thomas
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Lt. Jack Peters
Charles Macaulay ...
Emily Yancy ...
Nancy
Lance Taylor Sr. ...
Swenson
Ted Harris ...
Bobby McCoy
Rick Metzler ...
Billy Schaffer
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Skillet (as Jitu Cumbuka)
Logan Field ...
Sgt. Barnes
Ketty Lester ...
Juanita Jones
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Sam (as Elisha Cook)
Eric Brotherson ...
Real Estate Agent
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Storyline

Blacula is the story of Manuwalde, an African Prince. This movie presents a modern version of the classic Dracula story in a very chilling and inventive way. In 1780, after visiting Count Dracula, Manuwalde is turned into a vampire and locked in a coffin.. The scene shifts to 1972, when two antique collectors transport the coffin to Los Angeles. The two men open the coffin and unleash Blacula on the city of Los Angeles. Blacula soon finds Tina, who is his wife, Luva, reincarnated, and gains her love. Tina's friend, Dr. Gordon, discovers Blacula is a vampire and hunts him down. Written by Clint Poskozim <Kuest000@aol.com>

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He"s black! he's beautiful! he's Blacula! See more »


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25 August 1972 (USA)  »

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Blacula - den sorte vampyr  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Denise Nicholas'. See more »

Goofs

When Gordon and Jack arrive at the hospital where they confront the vampire woman taxi driver its the dead of night with no hint of sunrise. But moments later when they are struggling with the vampire the window blinds are pulled away and bright sunlight washes through the window, killing her. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jack Peters: Who the hell would want a dead faggot?
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Connections

Version of Blood for Dracula (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Blacula (The Stalkwalk)
Composed, arranged, performed and Orchestra conducted by Gene Page
Produced by Billy Page
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Not as scary as I remembered
31 October 2001 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I saw Blacula in the theatre when I was 5 or 6 years old. It scared the bejeesus out of me!!! I had nightmares for weeks, and my mother was very angry at my cousins for taking me to see it. I wasn't allowed to watch a horror flick again until I was old enough to go on my own and buy my own ticket (and even then I stayed away for a while. . . the next one I saw was Nightmare on Elm Street when I was in highschool!!!).

Anyway, I saw the movie for the second time two nights ago, 29 years later.. . and it was not as scary as I remembered. However, I can see how my young mind was terrified at the time. AND, I can see how my teenaged cousins loved it so much. In 1972, this movie was at the early end of the blaxploitation era, and besides the fact that the main character was a bloodsucker, the characters were generally positive (i.e. no pimpin' drug-dealin' gangstas) You'll be hard pressed to find another early seventies black movie that can say that!

I think, for the time, it was a pretty good low budget horror movie. They deserve their own category, you know.


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