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Dracula's Dog (1977)

R | | Horror | 8 May 1977 (UK)
Russian soldiers accidentally unleash the servant of Dracula, as well as his dog, during excavations of Romania. Together, they set out for America, to find the last descendant of the great... See full summary »

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Albert Band
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pataki ... Michael Drake / Count Dracula
Jan Shutan ... Marla Drake
Libby Chase Libby Chase ... Linda Drake
John Levin John Levin ... Steve Drake
Reggie Nalder ... Veidt Smith
Cleo Harrington Cleo Harrington ... Pat Parks
Tom Gerrard Tom Gerrard ... Maslov, the guard
Bob Miller Bob Miller ... Lieutenant
Gordon McGill Gordon McGill ... Second Officer
Al Ferrara ... Al, the deputy
Roger Pancake Roger Pancake ... Sheriff
Sally Marr Sally Marr ... Camper
Merryl Jay Merryl Jay ... Camper
Jackie Drake Jackie Drake ... Camper
John Kirby ... Traveller
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Russian soldiers accidentally unleash the servant of Dracula, as well as his dog, during excavations of Romania. Together, they set out for America, to find the last descendant of the great Count. Written by Humberto Amador

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Trivia

Zoltan is etymologically connected with, or derived from, the Arabic root to the English word sultan. See more »

Goofs

Though Michael Drake looks at a photograph of Dracula, his ancestor, this is impossible as vampires cannot be photographed. See more »

Quotes

Michael Drake: The dogs dead... it's over.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'X' rating. All cuts were waived in 1987 when the film was granted a '18' certificate for home video. See more »

Connections

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An unintentional hoot.
4 February 2003 | by barnabyrudgeSee all my reviews

Depending on your country of origin, there are two titles by which you might know this film. In the U.S. it's called Dracula's Dog, which just sounds silly. In the U.K it's called Zoltan Hound of Dracula, which just sounds crap. Quite fitting, really, since crap and silly are perfect adjectives for this film!

The story concerns some Russian soldiers who dig up a tomb containing descendants of the Dracula family, including a coffin occupied by a dog. The dog comes to life and, with a servant friend, makes its way to America in search of the last living Dracula ancestor, Michael Drake.

The story is unintentionally funny throughout. The cuddly puppies that are supposed to be terrifying spring to mind as a perfect example of everything that's wrong with the picture. The actors give wretched performances, clearly more interested in collecting their pay cheque than the material they've been given to work with. Ferrer in particular should be ashamed of himself for slumming his talents in such a banal project. Dracula's Dog is a dog of a movie, hilariously awful from first minute to last, and one of the few films that truly must be seen to be disbelieved.


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Language:

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Release Date:

8 May 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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