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Son of Dracula (1974)

Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician at a monster's convention Count Downe, the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful but human Amber... See full summary »

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writer:

Jennifer Jayne (screenplay) (as Jay Fairbank)
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Cast

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
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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Storyline

Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician at a monster's convention Count Downe, the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful but human Amber and finds himself in conflict with Baron Frankenstein who is vying for the same honorary title. Written by Vince Oldham

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Taglines:

The First Rock-and-Roll Dracula Movie!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Music

Certificate:

PG
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Drac See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

David Bowie was originally considered for the role of Count Downe. Coincidentally, he also recorded for RCA Records at the time. See more »


Soundtracks

Chariot Choogle
by T. Rex
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19 November 2004 | by mayday61See all my reviews

This was one badly acted movie. I think everyone can agree to that, but I loved it!! I still do. I saw it as a young teenager (3 times). My friends and I were probably the only ones in the theater. It's probably more nostalgia than anything that makes me give it such high marks, but I just can't forget this movie. It had comedy, it was a love story, and it sort of fit in the horror genre (perfect movie fare for teenagers). There is a lot of great music in this video-Harry Nilsson's "Without You" for one. He may not have written the song, but no one can sing it like he does. The song is hauntingly beautiful, a perfect song for the love story aspect of the movie.

I recommend it to anyone who can appreciate a bad movie with a lot of incredible music. It may not be great, but I found it unforgettable.


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