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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 »

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Count Downe / Musician
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Merlin, the Magician
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The Baron
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Amber
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Van Helsing
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Monster
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Bill (as John Coleclough)
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Gorgon Woman
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Igor
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Count Dracula
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Club Hostess
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Wendy
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Woman in Black
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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

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The First Rock-and-Roll Dracula Movie!

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David Bowie was originally considered for the role of Count Downe. Coincidentally, he also recorded for RCA Records at the time. See more »

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References Pulp (1972) See more »

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(aka "Remember Christmas" on soundtrack album)
Written by Harry Nilsson (as Nilsson)
Performed by Harry Nilsson (uncredited)
Produced by Richard Perry (uncredited)
bouzouki: Chris Spedding (uncredited); piano: Nicky Hopkins (uncredited); strings: Pop Arts String Quartet (uncredited); strings arranged by Del Newman (uncredited)
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Good for a Larf
16 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Yes, this is indeed a movie, albeit one very difficult to get your hands on--try the internet, it was never officially released on video. This is basically a plot less showcase for the musical genius that was Harry Nilsson. He plays the son of Count Dracula--named Count Downe an]--who wants to be mortal so he can marry this woman he's in love with. Or something like that. Ringo Starr looks after Count Downe as Merlin the Magician--with pasty makeup and a fright-wig beard--for some reason, but it really doesn't matter. In fact, there are no full-fledged musical numbers--just Count Downe appearing on-stage at some club and performing--with the exception of his Pete Hamm cover "Without You," in a particularly sappy scene.

It also features strange attempts at comedy. Count Downe's butler uses the word "contretemps" in conversation, then the word appears at the bottom of the screen with a question mark beside it. And the fact that at the end of the credits, Merlin appears in an animated sun and shrugs in an oh-so Ringo way, just proves that--despite its many schlocky tendencies--it is worth a look, if it's not too much trouble.


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