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John 'Bud' Cardos
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The Mill Creek version has absolutely one of the worst prints possible... finding a better one would improve this film fivefold. It might still be campy, but at least it would be watchable.
It starts out happy, silly, with 1960s music, at some place called Marineland... just sort of doesn't set the mood at all. And despite some half-baked attempts to claim otherwise, this film has nothing to do with Dracula. And then there's either the interesting or silly idea that blood is "vintage" wine.
Director Al Adamson is known for his "grade z" exploitation films, using actors who once had real careers (in this case, John Carradine). He also reuses footage, and I'm not surprised at all if that was done here (though it would be minor).
The police dogs chasing the killer... when does it ever get to the point? That dragged on for a while... and the film finally picks up a bit in the third act. But by then, there's no saving it.
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