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Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969)

M | | Horror | 5 October 1969 (USA)
Count Dracula and his wife capture beautiful young women and chain them in their dungeon, to be used when they need to satisfy their thirst for blood.

Directors:

Al Adamson, Don Hulette (uncredited)

Writer:

Rex Carlton (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Carradine ... George - the Butler
Paula Raymond ... Countess Townsend
Alexander D'Arcy ... Count Dracula - alias Count Charles Townsend (as Alex D'Arcy)
Robert Dix ... Johnny
Gene Otis Shane Gene Otis Shane ... Glen Cannon (as Gene O'Shane)
Jennifer Bishop ... Liz Arden (as Barbara Bishop)
Vicki Volante Vicki Volante ... Ann - Motorist Victim
Ray Young ... Mango
John 'Bud' Cardos ... Prison Guard Frank (as John Cardos)
Ken Osborne Ken Osborne ... Telegram Delivery Man
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Count Dracula and his wife capture beautiful young women and chain them in their dungeon, to be used when they need to satisfy their thirst for blood.

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Taglines:

Count Dracula and His Coffin-Mate Countess Dracula Need Young Girls to Stay Alive ... Another 300 Years! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Despite the 1969 copyright date on the title card, according to the date printed on a telegram shown during the scene immediately after the credits, the film was shot in August 1966. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny pushes the stolen car over a cliff an anguished scream is heard as the vehicle bounces down the rocks. The problem is the only people in the car have already been murdered. See more »

Quotes

[referring to Liz, his shapely bathing suit model]
Glen Cannon: Remarkable woman, isn't she?
Telegram Delivery Man: Mm-hmm.
Glen Cannon: Hard to believe she's really my mother.
Telegram Delivery Man: Hmm?
Glen Cannon: These preservation techniques today are really something, aren't they?
Telegram Delivery Man: Excuse me.
Glen Cannon: Thank God I'm not the only one who finds you provocative. Proves I'm not a sex fiend.
Liz Arden: All it proves is all men are sex fiends.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure an 'X' rating. See more »


Soundtracks

The Next Train Out
Lyrics by Bob Russell
Music by Lincoln Mayorga (as Lincoln Mayorga)
Sung by Gil Bernal
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Gothic horror, Californian style.
10 February 2013 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

When photographer Glen Cannon (Gene O'Shane) inherits an old castle, he decides to move in, along with his wife-to-be, bikini model Liz Arden (Barbara Bishop). Unfortunately, the property is currently occupied by Mr. & Mrs. Dracula (Alexander D'Arcy and Paula Raymond), their loyal butler George (John Carradine), a hulking caretaker called Mango (Ray Young), and an escaped killer named Johnny (Robert Dix), who may or may not be a werewolf—and they don't want to leave (not surprising considering the trouble they've gone to stocking their cellar with sexy young women as unwilling blood donors).

Located in the middle of the Californian desert lies Shea's Castle, a faux-medieval monstrosity constructed in 1924 by a developer with far more cash than class; an unbelievably kitschy creation, the building proves the ideal locale for Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969), a tacky and tasteless piece of schlock from z-movie director Al Adamson that boasts an awful script, hammy performances, and dreadful dialogue, but which possesses a goofy charm that makes it hard to dismiss entirely.

However, despite Adamson's rather tongue-in-cheek approach to the majority of the morbidity, and a general lack of concern for logic (the castle, surrounded by desert, is only a stone's throw from a beach!), there is also a noticeably mean streak that delivers several unexpectedly nasty moments, a few characters meeting surprisingly cruel fates, something that qualifies the film as more of a genuine horror experience than one might reasonably expect.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula's Castle See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancaster, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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