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Son of Dracula (1973)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 3 May 1973 (USA)
Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician (Sir Ringo Starr) at a monster's convention, Count Downe (Harry Nilsson), the son of Count Dracula, falls in love... See full summary »

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writer:

Jennifer Jayne (screenplay) (as Jay Fairbank)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Nilsson ... Count Downe
Ringo Starr ... Merlin
Freddie Jones ... The Baron
Suzanna Leigh ... Amber
Dennis Price ... Van Helsing
David Bailie ... Chauffeur
Shakira Caine ... Housekeeper (as Shakira Baksh)
Maurice Bush Maurice Bush ... Monster (as Morris Bush)
John Colclough ... Bill (as John Coleclough)
Nita Lorraine Nita Lorraine ... Gorgon Woman
Skip Martin ... Igor
Dan Meaden Dan Meaden ... Count Dracula
Rachelle Miller Rachelle Miller ... Club Hostess
Beth Morris Beth Morris ... Wendy
Jenny Runacre ... Woman in Black
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Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician (Sir Ringo Starr) at a monster's convention, Count Downe (Harry Nilsson), the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful, but human, Amber (Suzanna Leigh) and finds himself in conflict with Baron Frankenstein (Freddie Jones), who is vying for the same honorary title. Written by Vince Oldham

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The First Rock-and-Roll Dracula Movie!


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Trivia

This movie was made during a period when Sir Ringo Starr, in between occasional single releases and session work, was concentrating on filmmaking and acting. Two movies in which he had starred, 200 Motels (1971) and Blindman (1971), had been released at the end of 1971, and before starting on this one, he had just finished work on his directorial debut, the T. Rex documentary Born to Boogie (1972). See more »

Crazy Credits

After "The End" appears onscreen to announce the end of the movie, it's followed by "or is it?" See more »

Connections

References Son of Dracula (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump Into The Fire
Written by Harry Nilsson (as Nilsson)
Performed by Harry Nilsson (uncredited)
Produced by Richard Perry (uncredited)
bass: Herbie Flowers (uncredited); drums: Jim Gordon (uncredited); lead guitar: John Uribe (uncredited); piano: Jimmy Webb (uncredited); rhythm guitar: Chris Spedding (uncredited); rhythm guitar: Klaus Voormann (uncredited); electric piano: Harry Nilsson (uncredited)
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Well, the music is good.
5 June 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

I don't think this film was ever really released widely. It has something to do with Dracula taking over as the head of all the monsters or something, but I'm not sure because its not very good, and I lost interest in anything that was going on.

A good deal of this film is taken over by musical numbers. At the drop of a hat Harry Nilsson will burst in to song, which isn't a bad thing since the music is quite good. The problem is that the rest of the movie is a complete mess. This is more akin to Paul McCartney's vanity projects like Give My Regards to Broad Street, where there's a minimal plot and lots of songs, than anything you could call a real movie. It's a lot of ideas that don't really add up to much.

I can't really suggest anyone actually watch this movie because its a bit of a bore. I give it 4 out of 10 because of the music and the curiosity value, but there always is the album and then again there are some movies best left unseen.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Drac See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Apple Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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