MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,551 this week

Nocturna (1979)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  1 June 1979 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 112 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 8 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Harry Tampa)

Writers:

(story),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3825 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 901 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 16 Aug 2013
 
a list of 181 titles
created 19 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 220 titles
created 12 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Nocturna" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nocturna (1979)

Nocturna (1979) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nocturna.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Dragoti
Stars: George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Carradine is an aged vampire who has a bevy of vampiric beauties who lure many of their customers back to his lair. One of the campiest movies we offer. A real schlock classic. Color. 16mm

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: John Carradine, Bruce Fairbairn, Trey Wilson
Thirst (1979)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

Director: Rod Hardy
Stars: Chantal Contouri, Shirley Cameron, Max Phipps
The Appeared (2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

One night Malena and Pablo, a sister and brother traveling together in Argentina, discover a diary that details crimes committed twenty years ago. That same night, the past and present ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Cabezas
Stars: Ruth Díaz, Javier Pereira, Pablo Cedrón
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

The janitor at a local high school is actually the scout for a coven of Satanists on the lookout for a virgin to sacrifice. One day he kidnaps the cheerleading squad to use for their ... See full summary »

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: John Ireland, Yvonne De Carlo, Jack Kruschen
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family.

Director: John Hough
Stars: Sarah Torgov, Terence Kelly, Mark Erickson
The Bees (1978)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Corporate smuggling of South American killer bees into the United States results in huge swarms terrorizing the northern hemisphere. A small team of scientists work desperately to destroy ... See full summary »

Director: Alfredo Zacarías
Stars: John Saxon, Angel Tompkins, John Carradine
Will to Die (1971)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

In order to qualify to inherit the family fortune, the four heirs must spend the night in the family estate. However, during the night someone starts killing them off.

Director: Carl Monson
Stars: Rodolfo Acosta, Merry Anders, Norman Bartold
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students ... See full summary »

Director: Denny Harris
Stars: Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Avery Schreiber
Hoodlums (1980)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Mac Ahlberg
Stars: Nai Bonet, Tony Page, Vicki Sue Robinson
Fuego negro (1979)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Raúl Fernández
Stars: Rolando Fernández, Yvonne De Carlo, Cesar Imbert
Crash! (1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Jealous invalid husband tries to kill sexy blond wife, who uses occult powers and devices to try to kill him.

Director: Charles Band
Stars: José Ferrer, Sue Lyon, John Ericson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nai Bonet ...
...
...
Brother Theodore ...
Theodore
...
RH Factor
Antony Hamilton ...
Jimmy
Ivery Bell ...
The Moment of Truth
Michael Harrison ...
The Moment of Truth
Norris Harris ...
The Moment of Truth
William H. Jones Jr. ...
The Moment of Truth
Adam Keefe ...
BSA President
...
Brenda
Tony Sanchez ...
Victim
...
Policeman
...
Musician
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Satyr-Nite Disco Scene is the only way to Fly... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Gloria Gaynor only agreed to sing Nocturna's theme song, "Love Is Just A Heartbeat Away," out of courtesy to her then manager/soon-to-be-husband. In a 2008 interview, Gaynor said the title was "corny," the lyrics were "dreadful," and the arrangement "was already badly dated" when she recorded it. See more »

Quotes

Theodore: If only I could get into her coffin!
See more »

Connections

References Chinese Godfather (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Do Lovers Come Together?
Music and Lyrics by Norman Bergen & Reid Whitelaw
Performed by Jay Siegel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bad, but watchable
12 December 2010 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

I read all the reviews because I wanted to find out WHY Nai Bonet wanted to make this film. I didn't get an answer, so I'll speculate. I think poor Nai must've been going through some mid-life crisis. This was shot in 1978, and she looked to be around 25 years old in the 1965 episode of the Beverly Hillbillies "The Sheik", so that makes her a late 30's MILF. Don't get me wrong, she's a great looking MILF, but she's still a MILF! I think she saw her beauty and youth fading away, lost her marbles, and made this thing. It's too bad she didn't make it in 1965 - she was gorgeous! Also, how the hell did she manage to raise the $350,00 to make this film (wink,wink...nod,nod... say no more)?

Anyway, this film is pretty bad and boring. Nai Bonet's acting is so stiff and wooden she makes a Sequoia look like a lump of play-dough. I was a teen when disco was popular and have NO desire to deal with that crap again. If you like Lynyrd Skynyrd, you will hate this movie. Thank God for the remote! The old fart that plays the werewolf is horrendous and really annoying. Who is he, Nai Bonet's biggest contributor?

What are the things that make this watchable? Nai Bonet's nude bathroom scene definitely tops the list. She's a dancer and her body shows it. John Carradine's performance was delightful, especially the earlier scenes when we first see him. He definitely gives us the impression that he is a loving Grandfather that appreciates the way Nocturna cares for him. Yvonne DeCarlo was pretty good, but I wish she would've hammed it up a bit more, like she had done on the Munsters. Her performance was a bit too subdued for me.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What Happened to the posts? HackamoreSally
China's Blood-sweating horses??? HackamoreSally
Discuss Nocturna (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?