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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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 (From Dread Central. 26 February 2009, 2:51 AM, PST)

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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
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Plot holes: Michael Drake is referred to as the last heir or Dracula, but he has 2 children.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Dracula Goes to the Dogs!, 13 June 2006

Cheaply made horror film from the 70's that is surprisingly better than you might initially expect. The film opens in Romania as soldiers uncover the underground tomb of the Dracula family. A soldier pulls the stake out of a puffy sheet in an opened casket and is soon bit to death by a giant of a hound(A Great Dane I believe). This is Zoltan and he soon pulls the stake out of his master - not Dracula but his servant - and the two begin a trek to the United States to turn the last surviving family member into their undead master. On the heels of these two is Inspector Branco who is well-versed in vampirism and folklore. Anyway, the two follow the Drake family to the woods where they camp and soon all hell breaks out as Zoltan begins to infect all the canines around. The plot sounds ridiculous - and it is, but it strangely works as reasonable entertainment. The actors are all decent with Jose Ferrer lending cachet and clout as Branco. He does a fine job bringing some much needed credibility, though I must confess seeing him drive in a convertible in black slacks, a black turtleneck, and a black beret is something not to be missed. The odd servant is played by none other than Reggie Nalder who just looks evil and up to no good. Throughout the movie he commands Zoltan telepathically. The rest of the cast is serviceable as well. Michael Pataki is believable as the last member of Castle Dracula and even plays the count in a flashback sequence. The dogs do a good job and the director Albert Band, despite a lack of any sizable budget and some real poor lighting, creates just enough suspense and tension to keep this dubious project somewhat afloat. Don't expect any real scares, but there are a few scenes that are well-shot: the dogs attacking the small rented cottage and the dogs attacking the car are just a couple to mention. I saw the denouement coming early in the picture, but is was pretty neat any way. The special effects are nothing really more than the eyes of the vampiric dogs glowing. A fun, bad film from the only decade where something like this could and would have been made.

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