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Nocturna (1979)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  1 June 1979 (USA)
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Geriatric Dracula owes taxes, so he turns his castle into Hotel Transylvania. His granddaughter Nocturna, books a disco band, learns that she loves dancing and can turn mortal whenever she ... See full summary »

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Geriatric Dracula owes taxes, so he turns his castle into Hotel Transylvania. His granddaughter Nocturna, books a disco band, learns that she loves dancing and can turn mortal whenever she dances and moves to NY to get a life and find love.

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1 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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John Carradine and Yvonne De Carlo had worked together in a number of films: Munster, Go Home! (1966), The Munsters (1964), The Ten Commandments (1956), The Seven Minutes (1971), Satan's Cheerleaders (1977) and Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976). This picture was their last joint venture. See more »

Quotes

Jugulia: You just have a seat. I'll slip into something a little less dressy.
Theodore: Please don't!
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References Sensations (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Love is Just a Heartbeat Away (Nocturna's Theme)
Music and Lyrics by Norman Bergen & Reid Whitelaw
Performed by Gloria Gaynor
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A Campy, Kitschy Relic Of The Disco Age
19 December 2001 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

It's a shame this movie never made it to video. Hell, you never even see it on cable! I remember seeing it at a drive-in in the summer of '79 and thinking it was great cheesy fun. If they released it on video today, it would be seen as a lost campy relic of the disco/drive-in age. It's hampered somewhat by an extremely low budget (check out those groovy cartoon transformation effects) and a few dry stretches here and there, but there's plenty of gratuitous nudity and sex (Nai Bonet may not be a great actress but she is NOT shy about showing off her terrific body!) and the script is occasionally inspired, with some great one-liners. John Carradine as an aging Dracula is a particular hoot! Worthy of cult status.


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