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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, Jean Hewitt (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 (as John Cardos)
Ken Osborne Ken Osborne ... Telegram Delivery Man
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Storyline

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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Details

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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Trivia

The desert castle exteriors were shot in Lancaster, CA, at the actual Shea's Castle (aka Sky Castle or Castle Ranch) , built in 1924, which is now a private residence (filming took place in Aug 1966). This location was located 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. 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

[Ann is chained to a wall in the castle's dungeon]
George, the butler: You've had the misfortune of encountering Mango. Now you must remain as our "guest".
Ann - Motorist Victim: Let me go! Please! What are you going to do to me?
George, the butler: Right now, I'm going to take a sample of your blood.
Ann - Motorist Victim: What?
George, the butler: Your... blood.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) 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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At the Very Least, Needs a Better Transfer
18 October 2010 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A young couple inherits an old castle but finds it already inhabited by a crusty butler, an obsessed killer and a couple of vampires, who kidnap and sacrifice young girls in order to live on.

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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