4.8/10
256
22 user 10 critic

Son of Dracula (1974)

Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician at a monster's convention Count Downe, the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful but human Amber... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(as Jay Fairbank)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, Ron Moody, Hugh Griffith
The Ghoul (1975)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Hurt, Alexandra Bastedo
Craze (1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A nutty antiques dealer starts to sacrifice women to an African idol.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Jack Palance, Diana Dors, Julie Ege
Blindman (1971)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A blind, but deadly, gunman, is hired to escort fifty mail order brides to their miner husbands. His business partners double cross him, selling the women to bandit Domingo. Blindman heads into Mexico in pursuit.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Tony Anthony, Ringo Starr, Lloyd Battista
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Count Downe / Musician
...
...
The Baron
...
Amber
...
...
Chauffeur
Shakira Caine ...
Housekeeper (as Shakira Baksh)
Morris Bush ...
Monster
...
Bill (as John Coleclough)
Nita Lorraine ...
Gorgon Woman
...
Igor
Dan Meaden ...
Rachelle Miller ...
Club Hostess
Beth Morris ...
Wendy
...
Woman in Black

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician at a monster's convention Count Downe, the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful but human Amber and finds himself in conflict with Baron Frankenstein who is vying for the same honorary title. Written by Vince Oldham

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The First Rock-and-Roll Dracula Movie!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Musical

Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Son of Drac  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In one scene, advertising is visible for the film Pulp (1972), starring _Michael Caine (I)_, the husband of _Shakira Caine_, who plays the housekeeper in this film. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Chariot Choogle
by T. Rex
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
If only, if only...
2 February 2001 | by (Horse Cave, KY US of A) – See all my reviews

We all have them, you know...those movies that for whatever reason we somehow managed to miss in the theatre and can't find available on video and never gets shown on TV. This one, for many years, was mine. My holy grail film.

I have loved the music of Harry Nilsson for 30 years, and the Beatles as well both solo and collectively even longer. When I read about this film in the pages of the late, lamented Creem magazine, I couldn't wait to see it! When I was a teenager, my friends (well, the cool ones anyway) had the (excellent) soundtrack album with its generous helpings of film dialogue, so I knew lines from SoD long before I saw it. But it rarely (never where I could see it!)was shown on TV and was not available through normal video channels...I finally got a copy through a video service that specialized in foreign Kung Fu and porn (!). Breathlessly, I put it in the VCR, hit play, and...

Well, lets just say it wasn't exactly worth the wait.

Son of Dracula is, I am sorry to say, just a terrible film in nearly every respect. It looks cheap and is horribly acted by everyone involved, especially Harry, whom I regard as one of the finest songwriters ever, but is no actor. Ringo is, well, Ringo. It's hard to dis the likeable Mister Starkey and be convincing about it, and he gives a typical Ringo performance here-no more, no less. He gets by , as always in his non-drumming endeavors, on his charm. I had hoped that it would be better served by the direction of Freddie Francis, the Hammer horror veteran, but SoD just looks so shoddy that it is obvious that he couldn't care less and was just picking up a paycheck. The story is a jumbled, confusing mess, and the makeup is ineptly done. Perhaps this can be excused a little by the fact that SoD was intended as a spoof, but even on these terms it is a failure.

That being said, SoD is not entirely without merit-it's great to see Nilsson perform "live" (he never did so during his real career) with an all-star band, and there is a clever scene where Harry puts the bite on a nubile young female while T.Rex's "Chariot Choogle" from his "Slider" LP is playing in the background (they even show Harry putting the needle on the record, which sports a T.Rex Wax

Co. label-unseen in the USA and very cool for this fan of not only Harry but Marc Bolan as well).

I can't recommend this to anyone but hardcore Nilsson fans (we are few in number but ardent nonetheless!), and even then with a caveat; my advice is don't expect much and you won't be disappointed. Much.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?