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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 »
Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 3
 (From Dread Central. 26 February 2009, 2:51 AM, PST)

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Some real horrible dialog but a good movie nevertheless. See more (31 total) »


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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?

The tagline for this film was 'There's More To The Legend Than Meets ... The Throat!'See more »
Plot holes: Michael Drake is referred to as the last heir or Dracula, but he has 2 children.See more »
Veidt Smith:Find the man that can harm us Zoltan, and destroy him.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Some real horrible dialog but a good movie nevertheless., 26 January 2010
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

It's kind of weird and I certainly did not expect this but I simply enjoyed watching this movie. It was all some good fun for the genre buffs and as an horror- and part of the Dracula franchise it's a quite original movie with a different approach.

This is certainly a B-movie but surprisingly enough you don't really see this back in the movie its look. The movie is way more horrible with its unintentionally funny dialog and silly plot holes and other stuff that just doesn't really make sense.

As ridicules as the main concept might sound, it actually is the strongest point of the movie. The evil dogs really play a big and significant role in the movie and I really think they did a great job with using the dogs as the main ingredient for the movie its horror. The movie is filled in which the dogs get to do their evil stuff and attack the human characters. They used some great animal trainers for this movie, fore the dogs really become characters in the movie that act out their scenes. Still it's a bit funny to hear the dog's their howling and barking, since it obviously got done by a human voice.

I can certainly understand why people would call this a bad movie, since yes well, the movie just isn't truly standing out with a good story, or great dialog and characters. However when you are into this genre, you'll see that this movie is actually one of the more entertaining but also original ones, even though it just isn't all done that very well.

Always a weird sight to see once great actors turn up in these sort of movies at the end of their careers. It happened to quite a lot of actors that were big and well known in the '40's and '50's. Big name that appears in this movie is José Ferrer, who once received an Academy Award for his role in "Cyrano de Bergerac" and starred in many more great and well known movies of the '40's and '50's. He plays the sort of Van Helsing role in this movie, though he seems to be more like the Sam Loomis character from the Halloween movies, of which the first one got released during the same year as this movie. This movie still got released a few months earlier though, so I don't think this movie did actually get 'inspired' by that movie. Also a good role is being played by Reggie Nalder, who is perfectly cast as a servant of the old count, who has rising from the grave. Nalder looks as if he had rising from the grave himself and he looks halve death to be frank. He still lived for another 13 years though after this movie and actually reached a respectable age of 84. He just looked much older, sicker, close to death, pretty much for most part of his career. Pretty much how Peter Cushing looked like from the '70's on, like halve a skeleton, halve man.

I really liked watching this movie, despite of all its all too obvious weaker elements.


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