Son of Dracula (1974)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Musical  |  19 April 1974 (USA)
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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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Count Downe / Musician
Merlin, the Magician
Suzanna Leigh ...
Shakira Caine ...
Housekeeper (as Shakira Baksh)
Morris Bush ...
Bill (as John Coleclough)
Nita Lorraine ...
Gorgon Woman
Skip Martin ...
Dan Meaden ...
Rachelle Miller ...
Club Hostess
Beth Morris ...
Woman in Black


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!


Comedy | Horror | Musical







Release Date:

19 April 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Son of Drac  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Written by Harry Nilsson (as Nilsson)
Performed by Harry Nilsson (uncredited)
Produced by Harry Nilsson (uncredited)
bass: Klaus Voormann (uncredited); bouzouki: Chris Spedding (uncredited); cowbell: George Harrison (uncredited); drums: Ringo Starr (uncredited); guitar: Peter Frampton (uncredited); horns: Gene Cipriano (uncredited); organ: Jim Price (uncredited); saxophone: Bobby Keys (uncredited)
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Well, the music is good.
5 June 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

I don't think this film was ever really released widely. It has something to do with Dracula taking over as the head of all the monsters or something, but I'm not sure because its not very good, and I lost interest in anything that was going on.

A good deal of this film is taken over by musical numbers. At the drop of a hat Harry Nilsson will burst in to song, which isn't a bad thing since the music is quite good. The problem is that the rest of the movie is a complete mess. This is more akin to Paul McCartney's vanity projects like Give My Regards to Broad Street, where there's a minimal plot and lots of songs, than anything you could call a real movie. It's a lot of ideas that don't really add up to much.

I can't really suggest anyone actually watch this movie because its a bit of a bore. I give it 4 out of 10 because of the music and the curiosity value, but there always is the album and then again there are some movies best left unseen.

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