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Evil of Dracula (1974)

Chi o suu bara (original title)
A teacher assumes a position at a school that's run by a vampire.

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Credited cast:
Toshio Kurosawa ...
Professor Shiraki
Mariko Mochizuki ...
Kumi Saijô
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Dr. Shimomura
Shin Kishida ...
The Principal
Katsuhiko Sasaki ...
Professor Yoshi
Mio Ôta ...
Yukiko Mitamura
Mika Katsuragi ...
Principal's Wife
Keiko Aramaki ...
Kyôko Hayashi
Yûnosuke Itô ...
Takakura / Detective
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yasuko Agawa ...
Keiko Nonomiya,Student in Blue Negligee (as Tomoe Mari)
Tadao Futami ...
Station Employee
Susugu Katayama ...
Shimazaki- Man in Hospital
Kazuya Oguri ...
Hosoya - Acting Principal
Haruo Suzuki ...
Guard in the school
Midori Takei ...
The Girl in Flashback
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Dracula, played by an uncredited caucasian, was shipwrecked in the 1600s in Japan, when Christianity was illegal. He was forced to spit on the cross and wander alone in the desert. Upon finding himself bleeding, he was so thirsty he drank the blood and acquired a taste for it, attacking local teenager Keiko. In present day, Professor Shiraki arrives at a girl's school where he was to be teaching, but now the principal, whose wife died in a car accident, wants Shiraki to take over for him. The principal is keeping his wife in the cellar for a week, supposedly according to local custom, to see if she might return to life. Immediately suspicious, Shiraki investigates and becomes entrenched in horror of the vampires. Three girls are caught up too, as one has already been bitten, and her roomates stay to care for her. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Terrible dubbing, but very interesting
25 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

The last part of Yamamoto's Vampire Trilogy has been described as the worst, but it's still very entertaining. The main problem is that it obviously tries to copy the Hammer Vampire movies, and the man with the cape always looks a little bit out of place. Otherwise, most 'scary moments' are carried out in the `Kaidan Eiga'- fashion with slow camera movements and impressive lighting. Here, and in some beautiful long shots, it shows that some skill was involved, and that the movie could have become a minor classic if it had stuck to the Japanese tradition of the Horror Film. The sound track sounds too European, too and the dubbing is a total nightmare, but I think, a subtitled version recently got released in the U.K. Recommended viewing for fans of offbeat seventies horror.


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