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January 1976 (USA) See more »
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See What Ain't. See a... Haint! See more »
Plot:
When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bernie Casey ... Dr. Henry Pride

Rosalind Cash ... Dr. Billie Worth
Marie O'Henry ... Linda Monte

Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Lt. Jackson
Milt Kogan ... Lt. Harry O'Connor
Stu Gilliam ... Silky, the pimp
Elizabeth Robinson ... Cissy Hubbard
Della Thomas ... Bernice Watts

Marc Alaimo ... Preston, the pusher
Sam Laws ... Bartender
Judith Angeline ... Nurse
Janet Day ... Nurse
Eric Washington ... Orderly
Dan Spelling ... Orderly
Cora Lee Day ... Mrs. Emily Harris

Bob Minor ... Security Guard
Rai Tasco ... Hindu Doctor
Nancy Middleton ... Betty, clinic nurse
Adrienne Richard ... Destitute Mother
Wilson Bryant III ... Jimmy Watts
Kajo Thomas ... Cathy Watts
Buff Brady ... Grocer
Gregory Awosika ... African Doctor
Sam Nudell ... Semitic Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Johnson

Directed by
William Crain 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry LeBron 
Lawrence Woolner  idea

Produced by
Manfred Bernhard .... executive producer
William Crain .... associate producer
Charles Walker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Pate 
 
Cinematography by
Tak Fujimoto 
 
Film Editing by
Jack Horger 
 
Production Design by
Tommy Estridge 
 
Art Direction by
Tommy Estridge 
 
Costume Design by
Emmett Cash III  (as Emmett Cash)
 
Makeup Department
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist
Stan Winston .... Hyde makeup
 
Production Management
Al Sheppard .... production manager (as Albert Shepard)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cassius Weathersby .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Carter .... assistant art director
 
Special Effects by
Harry Woolman .... special effects (as Harry Wollman)
 
Stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Jadie David .... stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Wayne King Sr. .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Mel Malcolm .... stunts
S.J. McGee .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunt coordinator
Ernest Robinson .... stunts
Eddie Smith .... stunts
Marvin Walters .... stunts
Richard Washington .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Terry Bowen .... assistant camera
Melton Maxwell .... gaffer (as Mel Maxwell)
Peter Schindler .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeri Gray .... wardrobe
Wade Manix .... wardrobe
Howard Stanley .... wardrobe
Dalton Williams .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Gene Massey .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ving Hershon .... music editor
Johnny Pate .... conductor
 
Other crew
Bobby Angelle .... production assistant
Conrad Bullard .... assistant to producer
Moe Di Sesso .... animals (as Moe DiSesso)
David Fallon .... production assistant
Joy Lee .... production secretary (as Joy Lee)
 

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Also Known As:
"Decision for Doom" - USA (reissue title)
"The Watts Monster" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
87 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Lt. Jackson:Brother man, this situation is rapidly becoming insalubrious... meaning: We're about to stomp a mudhole in your ass!See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Deserves a wider audience, 21 May 2004
Author: faisal_khan from London, England

I saw this film years ago on cable and enjoyed it for what it was. I suppose that's because I cam to it without any hype or expectations and enjoyed it all the more for it. The trouble with films like 'Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde' and the more famous 'The Thing With Two Heads' is that the gimmick often promises more than it delivers. Likewise when you get over the premise of 'Blacula', it's nothing more than an extended episode of 'Kolchak:The Night Stalker' held together by nothing more than the excellent William Marshall.

But I digress. I think too many people expect these movies to have some meaningful insight into social issues of the day when many mainstream Hollywood films dealing with the same premise would be let off the hook. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde is nothing more than the Jekyll and Hyde story told with a black actor and should be viewed on that basis alone.

As a blaxploitation horror, this is competent stuff, though I'd recommend 'J.D's Revenge' over this as a better example. As a showcase for Bernie Casey this is far more enjoyable and one of the reasons I have remained a fan of this movie after many years.

NOTE: DS9 fans will enjoy seeing Casey and Marc Alaimo together some 17 years before their appearance as Cal Hudson and Gul Dukat in the DS9 2-parter 'The Maquis'.

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