Blood for Dracula (1974)

R  |   |  Horror  |  27 November 1974 (USA)
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An ailing vampire count travels to Italy with his servant to find a bride.



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Complete credited cast:
Mario Balato, the Servant
Il Marchese Di Fiore
Maxime McKendry ...
La Marchesa Di Fiore
Arno Juerging ...
Anton, the Count's Servant
Dominique Darel ...
Stefania Casini ...
Silvia Dionisio ...
Inna Alexeievna
Gil Cagne ...
Townsman (as Gil Cagnie)
Emi Califri
Eleonora Zani


Udo Kier is without a doubt the sickliest of vampires in any director's interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale. Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin's [pronounced "wirgin's"] blood, it's time to move into a permanent coffin. His assistant (Renfield?) suggests that the Count and he pick up his coffin and take a road trip to Italy, where families are known to be particularly religious, and therefore should be an excellent place to search for a virgin bride. They do, only to encounter a family with not one, but FOUR virgins, ready for marriage. The Count discovers one-by-one that the girls are not as pure as they say they are, meanwhile a handsome servant/Communist begins to observe strange behaviour from the girls who do spend the night with the Count. It's a race for Dracula to discover who's the real virgin, before he either dies from malnourishment or from the wooden stake of the Communist! Written by Jonathan Dakss <>

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count | virgin | italy | coffin | vampire | See All (156) »


He couldn't live without a virgin's blood..... ...So a virgin had to die! [UK]



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 November 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Dracula  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Udo Kier lost 20 pounds in one week to play Count Dracula. On the first day of filming, he was so weak that he could not stand. See more »


Count Dracula: It's very useful for a woman to practise home-making.
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Referenced in Fear in the Dark (1991) See more »

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Brilliant - but can you take it?
17 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film opens with a close up of Udo Keir, possessor one of the most beautiful male faces of the era, applying makeup in front of a mirror. The camera then reveals that being Count Dracula, like all vampires, he has no reflection! thus the humorous tone is set for the rest of the film. The dialogue is wild and delicious, helped along by hugely overstated accents of all kinds and exaggerated overacting and in many cases - no acting at all. The film is stunningly photographed and is often beautiful to look at when you can, but you may find it difficult to watch Dracula regurgitate gallons of impure (i.e. non-virgin) blood or watch him lick pure virgin blood from the floor. Much more easy on the eye is the sight of a naked Joe Dallesandro, the camera drinks it's fill of this guy and many close-ups of his amazing face fill the screen. There is also an excellent cameo from Roman Polanski who challenges Count Dracula to an amusing game in a bar. The climax is blood soaked and bizarre and like the whole movie, way over the top. A hugely entertaining film providing you have the stomach for it!

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