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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 »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Pure Marketing Genius See more (70 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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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

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:
Waitress:[to Mamuwalde] Hi! What'll you have?
Mamuwalde:Make it a Bloody Mary.
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Soundtrack:
There He Is AgainSee more »

FAQ

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Pure Marketing Genius, 30 December 2002
Author: Stuart Mcdowall (stuart321@attbi.com) from Seattle, USA

At the time of Blacula's release, studios such as American International and Hammer were pumping out cheap horror flicks for an ever-thirsting legion of young fans (myself included). At the same time, blaxploitation films were also making big bank . . . so why not combine the two genres? It was pure marketing genius, backed by some of the biggest box office of 1972. The great Shakespearean actor William Marshall (Dr. Daystrom to you original Star Trek fans) plays the tormented African prince magnificently; asleep for 200 years, he awakes to find an African-American culture riddled with blaxploitation cliches. It's bad enough such a dignified man has the hunger -- he also has to deal with these people in giant heels and 'fros. The juxtaposition works as a statement about what slavery did to African culture, but is never overtly mentioned. . .after all, this is a horror flick too! Extra points for a musical appearance by The Hughes Corporation (before their big hit, "Rock the Boat") and a fine supporting performance by Denise Nicholas, a wonderful actress who should have had a bigger career. More silly than scary, Blacula endures as a unique film and pop-culture time capsule worth seeing.

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