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Dracula's Dog -- Following an explosion, a dormant horror is suddenly re-awakened when the tomb of the Dracula family is unearthed. From the tomb walk Veidt Smit and a large dog, Zoltan, both formerly enslaved under Count Dracula's evil spell.


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Release Date:
25 May 1978 (Netherlands) See more »
Man's best friend is now man's worst fiend... See more »
Russian soldiers accidentally unleash the servant of Dracula, as well as his dog, during excavations of Romania... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Michael Pataki ... Michael Drake / Count Dracula
Jan Shutan ... Marla Drake
Libby Chase ... Linda Drake
John Levin ... Steve Drake
Reggie Nalder ... Veidt Smith
Cleo Harrington ... Pat Parks
Tom Gerrard ... Maslov, the guard
Bob Miller ... Lieutenant
Gordon McGill ... Second Officer
Al Ferrara ... Al, the deputy
Roger Pancake ... Sheriff
Sally Marr ... Camper
Merryl Jay ... Camper
Jackie Drake ... Camper

John Kirby ... Traveller
Darlene Craviotto ... Traveller
Lou Schumacher ... Customs Inspector
Carl Morrison ... Customs Inspector

Dimitri Logothetis ... Corporal
Chris George ... Soldier
Dwight Krizman ... Soldier
Roger Schumacher ... Hiker
Dominic Ferlan ... Villager
Katherine Fitzpatrick ... Dracula's Victim
Joan Leone ... Car Rental Agent

Arlene Martel ... Maj. Hessel
Simmy Bow ... Fisherman
JoJo D'Amore ... Fisherman

José Ferrer ... Inspector Branco

Directed by
Albert Band 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Ray Perilli  writer

Produced by
Albert Band .... producer
Philip Collins .... executive producer
Frank Ray Perilli .... producer
Original Music by
Andrew Belling 
Cinematography by
Bruce Logan 
Film Editing by
Harry Keramidas 
Makeup Department
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist
Stan Winston .... makeup designer
Production Management
Richard Band .... assistant production manager
Ralph Burris .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Benjamin .... second assistant director
Ralph Burris .... first assistant director
Art Department
Patrick McFadden .... property master
Sound Department
Sam F. Shaw .... electronic sound
Sam F. Shaw .... sound effects (as Sam Shaw)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects technician
Stan Winston .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Brink Brydon .... gaffer
Ron Johnson .... assistant camera
Ron Johnson .... unit cinematographer
William R. Maxham .... second assistant camera (as Bill Maxham)
Bob McVay .... grip
Scott Spencer .... best boy
Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer
Moshe Yakobovesky .... electrician (as Moishe Yakobovsky)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lola Bullion Chambers .... assistant wardrobe (as Lola Lola)
Lola Bullion Chambers .... costume supervisor (as Lola Chambers)
Sterling Franck .... wardrobe supervisor (as Sterling von Franck)
Editorial Department
J. Larry Carroll .... assistant editor (as Larry Carroll)
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Andrew Belling .... music arranger
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Other crew
Pam Eddy .... script supervisor
Karl Lewis Miller .... dog trainer (as Karl Miller)
Lou Schumacher .... animal furnisher

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Zoltan is a common name for a dog in Europe, just as Fido is a name for a dog in America.See more »
Factual errors: Though Michael Drake looks at a photograph of Dracula, his ancestor, this is impossible as vampires cannot be photographed.See more »
Veidt Smith:Find the man that can harm us Zoltan, and destroy him.See more »
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
An unintentional hoot., 4 February 2003
Author: Jonathon Dabell ( from Todmorden, England

Depending on your country of origin, there are two titles by which you might know this film. In the U.S. it's called Dracula's Dog, which just sounds silly. In the U.K it's called Zoltan Hound of Dracula, which just sounds crap. Quite fitting, really, since crap and silly are perfect adjectives for this film!

The story concerns some Russian soldiers who dig up a tomb containing descendants of the Dracula family, including a coffin occupied by a dog. The dog comes to life and, with a servant friend, makes its way to America in search of the last living Dracula ancestor, Michael Drake.

The story is unintentionally funny throughout. The cuddly puppies that are supposed to be terrifying spring to mind as a perfect example of everything that's wrong with the picture. The actors give wretched performances, clearly more interested in collecting their pay cheque than the material they've been given to work with. Ferrer in particular should be ashamed of himself for slumming his talents in such a banal project. Dracula's Dog is a dog of a movie, hilariously awful from first minute to last, and one of the few films that truly must be seen to be disbelieved.

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