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Blacula ()


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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

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Blacula / Mamuwalde
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Tina / Luva
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Michelle
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Dr. Gordon Thomas
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Lt. Jack Peters
Charles Macaulay ...
Dracula
Emily Yancy ...
Nancy
Lance Taylor Sr. ...
Swenson
Ted Harris ...
Bobby McCoy
Rick Metzler ...
Billy Schaffer
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Skillet (as Jitu Cumbuka)
Logan Field ...
Sgt. Barnes
Ketty Lester ...
Juanita Jones
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Sam (as Elisha Cook)
Eric Brotherson ...
Real Estate Agent
The Hues Corporation ...
The Hues Corporation
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Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (uncredited) (voice)
Miranda Frederick ...
Scared teen (uncredited)
Leanna Johnson Heath ...
Receptionist (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Jan Stratton ...
Policewoman Kirby (uncredited)
Jeffrey L. Tandy ...
Extra (uncredited)
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LA Cop (uncredited)

Directed by

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William Crain

Written by

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Joan Torres ... (screenplay) and
Raymond Koenig ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... executive producer
Joseph T. Naar ... producer
James H. Nicholson ... executive producer
Norman T. Herman ... producer (uncredited)
Mark L. Rosen ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Gene Page

Cinematography by

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John M. Stephens ... director of photography (as John M. Stevens)

Film Editing by

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Allan Jacobs

Editorial Department

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Tom Neff Jr. ... assistant editor (as Tom Neff)
Bruce Schoengarth ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Joe Scully ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Walter Scott Herndon ... (as Walter Herndon)

Makeup Department

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Lola Kemp ... hairdresser
Fred B. Phillips ... makeup artist (as Fred Phillips)

Production Management

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Salvatore Billitteri ... post-production manager
Jack Bohrer ... production manager
Norman T. Herman ... executive production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Phil Cook ... assistant director

Art Department

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C. Randall Berkeley ... property master (as Ted Berkeley)

Sound Department

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Dean Hodges ... boom man
Sam Horta ... effects editor
Charles T. Knight ... sound mixer (as Charles Knight)

Special Effects by

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Roger George ... special effects

Stunts

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George Fisher ... stunt coordinator
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor ... stunts (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Pronto ... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne ... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur ... stunts (uncredited)

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Larry Gilhooly ... gaffer (as Lawrence Gilhooly)
John Kiser ... camera operator
Larry Milton ... key grip
Phil Segura ... stillman
Ronald Vidor ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Earl C. Williman ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ermon Sessions ... wardrobe man
Sandra Stewart ... wardrobe woman (as Sandy Stewart)

Music Department

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Gene Page ... conductor
Al Simms ... music coordinator

Transportation Department

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Alan Falco ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... presenter
Sandy Dvore ... title designer
Julian F. Myers ... publicity man
Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor
David Sheldon ... production executive (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Blacula is the story of Mamuwalde, an African Prince. In 1780, after visiting Count Dracula, Manuwalde is turned into a vampire and locked in a coffin. The scene shifts to 1972, when two antique collectors transport the coffin to Los Angeles. The two men open the coffin and unleash Blacula on the city of Los Angeles. Blacula soon finds Tina, who is his wife, Luva, reincarnated, and gains her love. Tina's friend, Dr. Gordon, discovers Blacula is a vampire and hunts him down. Written by Clint Poskozim

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Taglines Blacula! - Dracula's Soul Brother! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Blacula, le vampire noir (France)
  • Le vampire noir (France)
  • Drácula negro (Spain)
  • De Zwarte Vampier (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • Blacula, O Vampiro Negro (Brazil)
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  • 93 min
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Budget $500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia While the film was in its production stages, William Marshall worked with the producers to make sure his character had some dignity. His character's name was changed from Andrew Brown to Mamuwalde and received a background story about his being an African prince who had been turned into a vampire. See more »
Goofs The film was set in Los Angeles, but a map of Staten Island (New York City) is hanging on the wall in the police station during a close-up shot of the Doctor meeting with the police. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Count Yorga, Vampire (1970). See more »
Soundtracks Main Chance See more »
Quotes Dracula: You shall pay, black prince. I shall place a curse of suffering on you that will doom you to a living hell. I curse you with my name. You shall be... Blacula!
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