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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 »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Not as scary as I remembered See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Marshall ... Blacula

Vonetta McGee ... Tina

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Adolph Caesar ... Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice) (uncredited)
Leanna Johnson Heath ... Receptionist (uncredited)
The Hues Corporation ... Group Performing in Club (uncredited)
Jan Stratton ... Policewoman Kirby (uncredited)

David Westberg ... LA Cop (uncredited)
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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 (music composed by)
 
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
Film debut of Denise Nicholas'.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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:
Soundtrack:
There He Is AgainSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Not as scary as I remembered, 31 October 2001
Author: Michelle from Washington, DC

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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