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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
Merlin, the Magician
Suzanna Leigh ...
Shakira Caine ...
Housekeeper (as Shakira Baksh)
Morris Bush ...
John Colclough ...
Bill (as John Coleclough)
Nita Lorraine ...
Gorgon Woman
Skip Martin ...
Dan Meaden ...
Rachelle Miller ...
Club Hostess
Beth Morris ...
Jenny Runacre ...
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






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19 April 1974 (USA)  »

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Son of Dracula  »

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1.85 : 1
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David Bowie was originally considered for the role of Count Downe. See more »


(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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Sad waste of celluloid
10 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Imagine "Rocky Horror" with every drop of vitality, wit and cinematic talent sucked out by a toothless vampire, and you begin to approach the experience of watching "Son of Dracula." As a die-hard Nilsson fan (is there any other kind?), I can't even recommend this film to fellow completionists who simply *have* to see this movie. You really aren't missing much. Ringo, buried under a mass of grey hair, long beard and pointy wizard's hat, is unrecognizable - that is, until he opens his mouth and his completely inappropriate Liverpool accent slurps out. (How's this for a sample of dialogue poor Ringo must spout: "Mercury, my Mercury, you are subdued tonight... To what import might you tonight transcend?") Nilsson's line delivery is so limp and monotone I was convinced someone else had dubbed his voice from a bad Japanese horror flick. He displays none of the energy and humor which so defines his music, even when lip-synching to his own songs. There is zero camp value here; I can't believe anyone could classify this as a comedy. The storyline is utterly pointless ("biological" son of Dracula must decide whether to become lord of the Netherworld, or undergo a procedure to become human so he can feel love for groovy chick), with werewolves, mummies and Frankenstein's monster thrown in for no discernible reason. I give it 2 stars, one for the fact that the picture is visible, and one for the fact that the dialogue is audible. I hate to advise obsessive collectors like myself to stay away, but if you never manage to hook up with a copy of this off the internet, trust me, you are missing very little.

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