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



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


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 <>

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Release Date:

25 August 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blacula - den sorte vampyr  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


While the film was in its production stages, William Marshall worked with the producers to make sure his character had some dignity. His character's name was changed from Andrew Brown to Mamuwalde and received a background story about his being an African prince who had been turned into a vampire. See more »


When one of Dracula's men grabs a vase and throws it at Mamuwalde's head, it clearly misses him, yet he is knocked out and has a bloody wound on his forehead. See more »


Waitress: [to Mamuwalde] Hi! What'll you have?
Mamuwalde: Make it a Bloody Mary.
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Referenced in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) See more »


Blacula (The Stalkwalk)
Composed, arranged, performed and Orchestra conducted by Gene Page
Produced by Billy Page
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William Marshall is a very good vampire...
21 January 2004 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

When you consider the fact that this movie was saddled with a low budget, a title that--while certainly apropos--is essentially a punch line, and all the constraints that low budget-dom entail... this is a pretty good movie. William Marshall is very good (the 'this will be your tomb' line is delivered as convincinly as any Chris Lee utterance) and was certainly worthy of the role of Bl(Dr)acula. The era of the film provides its own fun. 7/10. The sequel is better on all counts: more scary, campy, funny, visually interesting and sexy.

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