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Blacula -- An old victim of Count Dracula's bite is loose and stalking the streets of 20th-century Los Angeles.


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Joan Torres (screenplay) and
Raymond Koenig (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 August 1972 (USA) See more »
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Marshall ... Blacula / Mamuwalde

Vonetta McGee ... Tina / Luva

Denise Nicholas ... Michelle

Thalmus Rasulala ... Dr. Gordon Thomas

Gordon Pinsent ... Lt. Jack Peters
Charles Macaulay ... Dracula
Emily Yancy ... Nancy
Lance Taylor Sr. ... Swenson
Ted Harris ... Bobby McCoy
Rick Metzler ... Billy Schaffer

Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Skillet (as Jitu Cumbuka)
Logan Field ... Sgt. Barnes
Ketty Lester ... Juanita Jones

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Sam (as Elisha Cook)
Eric Brotherson ... Real Estate Agent
The Hues Corporation ... The Hues Corporation
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Adolph Caesar ... Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice) (uncredited)
Leanna Johnson Heath ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Leoda Richards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jan Stratton ... Policewoman Kirby (uncredited)
Jeffrey L. Tandy ... Extra (uncredited)

David Westberg ... LA Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
William Crain 
Writing credits
Joan Torres (screenplay) and
Raymond Koenig (screenplay)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Joseph T. Naar .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
Norman T. Herman .... producer (uncredited)
Mark L. Rosen .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Gene Page 
Cinematography by
John M. Stephens (director of photography) (as John M. Stevens)
Film Editing by
Allan Jacobs 
Casting by
Joe Scully (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Walter Scott Herndon  (as Walter Herndon)
Makeup Department
Lola Kemp .... hairdresser
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist (as Fred Phillips)
Production Management
Salvatore Billitteri .... post-production manager
Jack Bohrer .... production manager
Norman T. Herman .... executive production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Cook .... assistant director
Art Department
C. Randall Berkeley .... property master (as Ted Berkeley)
Sound Department
Dean Hodges .... boom man
Sam Horta .... effects editor
Charles T. Knight .... sound mixer (as Charles Knight)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Gilhooly .... gaffer (as Lawrence Gilhooly)
John Kiser .... camera operator
Larry Milton .... key grip
Phil Segura .... stillman
Ronald Vidor .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Earl C. Williman .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ermon Sessions .... wardrobe man
Sandra Stewart .... wardrobe woman (as Sandy Stewart)
Editorial Department
Tom Neff Jr. .... assistant editor (as Tom Neff)
Bruce Schoengarth .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Gene Page .... conductor
Al Simms .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Alan Falco .... transportation captain
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Sandy Dvore .... title designer
Julian F. Myers .... publicity man
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1998) (2008) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

Film debut of Denise Nicholas'.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Part of the plot hinges on the fact that Mamuwalde's image does not show up in a photograph and its negative, but he and other vampires in the film cast obvious shadows.See more »
Waitress:[to Mamuwalde] Hi! What'll you have?
Mamuwalde:Make it a Bloody Mary.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Dracula 2000 (2000)See more »
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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
There is more to this film than meets the eye..., 22 March 2002
Author: Molly

Yeah, I know, it sounds ridiculous. There is, however, quite a lot beneath the hilarious surface of "Blacula." This is a unique take on the vampire legend. It is the first Dracula film I have seen in which the lead vampire is driven by rage, not by lust or blood lust. Blacula is a tragic figure, a man who is angry about his condition. One could even view this film as a microchosm of race and civil rights issues in the seventies. Yes, I know, that's pushing it. Oh, well, even if you don't go in for the sociological aspects of Blaxploitation horror, check this movie out. It's funny and campy--a great party movie. Also, believe it or not, there is a film called "Blackenstein" though I have been unable to find a cop

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