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PG | | Fantasy, Horror | 27 June 1973 (USA)
The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

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Bob Kelljan

Writers:

Joan Torres (screenplay), Raymond Koenig (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Marshall ... Blacula / Prince Mamuwalde
Don Mitchell ... Justin Carter
Pam Grier ... Lisa Fortier
Michael Conrad ... Sheriff Harley Dunlop
Richard Lawson ... Willis Daniels
Lynne Moody ... Denny (as Lynn Moody)
Janee Michelle Janee Michelle ... Gloria
Barbara Rhoades ... Elaine
Bernie Hamilton ... Ragman
Arnold Williams ... Louis
Van Kirksey Van Kirksey ... Prof. Walston
Bob Minor ... Pimp #1
Al Jones Al Jones ... Pimp #2
Ernesto Macias ... Milt (as Eric Mason)
Sybil Scotford Sybil Scotford ... Librarian
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Storyline

After an aging voodoo priestess dies, her arrogant son Willis Daniel's believes he is next in line to lead. He is outraged when Lisa, his mother's adopted apprentice is chosen as the leader. Willis seeks revenge by reviving the African prince Blacula but soon finds that he cannot control him. Written by charmardee-smith

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Taglines:

The Black Prince of Shadows Stalks the Earth Again! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blacula II See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,180,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Several scenes in this film are backed by a creepy musical tonality similar or almost identical to one that was used in The Exorcist. See more »

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Although the film is set in the south, the policemen all wear LAPD style uniforms. See more »

Quotes

Justin Carter: Mamuwalde.
Mamuwalde: [Striding over to Justin and grabbing him by the collar] The name... is BLACULA!
[Slams Justin into a wall]
Lisa Fortier: Please, no! Let him alone!
Mamuwalde: The name is Blacula! Now, Justin, you shall soon know my eternal agony.
[He tries to bite Justin when he feels a sharp stabbing pain. He then turns to see Lisa repeatedly stabbing his voodoo doll with an arrow]
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Lyrics by Marilyn Lovell (as Marilynn Lovell)
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That Voodoo Spell
9 November 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

William Marshall makes a second and final appearance as the vampire Blacula whom you thought might have been killed off. But he returns in this film to become part of a power play in a voodoo cult.

As the queen of a cult lays dying her last act is to select Pam Grier as her successor passing over her son Richard Lawson. Lawson ain't about to have anything of that so obtains the bones of the now legendary Blacula and with a few incantations Blacula reappears. But he lets Lawson know that as a vampire and an African prince he ain't about to be doing his bidding.

In fact when he hears that Grier has powers and abilities far beyond the usual voodoo black arts practitioner and she might even cure his vampirism Marshall starts seeing thing her way in the power struggle. Marshall wants Grier to start doing the voodoo she does so well.

In all of this former police detective and now writer of the occult Don Mitchell tries to be the Van Helsing of the film. But he's not up to the task as Thalmus Rasulala was in the original Blacula.

I guess there were no more demands for future Blacula sequels so with these two films Marshall got one of his two career roles, the other being Dr. Dengstrom in a Star Trek episode. Scream Blacula Scream was an enjoyable piece of entertainment in the horror genre.

But as I said before Marshall came along too soon or he would have been James Earl Jones.


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