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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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Director:
Writers:
Joan Torres (screenplay) and
Raymond Koenig (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 August 1972 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Blacula! - Dracula's Soul Brother! See more »
Plot:
An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(45 articles)
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User Reviews:
William Marshall is a very good vampire... See more (87 total) »

Cast

  (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
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
 
Stunts
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
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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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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?

Trivia:
The group performing in the club is The Hues Corporation, best known for their 1974 hit song "Rock the Boat."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening fight scene, some candles are knocked out of a candelabra on the table only to return in the next shot.See more »
Quotes:
Dracula:You shall pay, black prince. I shall place a curse of suffering on you that will doom you to a living hell. I curse you with my name. You shall be... Blacula!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Trailer Park of Terror (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blacula (The Stalkwalk)See more »

FAQ

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
William Marshall is a very good vampire..., 21 January 2004
Author: kent-like-what from New Haven, CT

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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