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Nocturna (1979)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 1 June 1979 (USA)
Dracula's granddaughter falls in love with a disco guitarist and runs away to New York City with him.

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(as Harry Tampa)

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(story), (as Harry Tampa)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nocturna
... Count Dracula
... Jugulia Vein
... Theodore
... RH Factor
... Jimmy
... The Moment of Truth
Michael Harrison ... The Moment of Truth
Norris Harris ... The Moment of Truth
William H. Jones Jr. ... The Moment of Truth
... BSA President
... Brenda
Tony Sanchez ... Victim
Thomas Ryan ... Policeman
... Musician
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Storyline

Geriatric Dracula owes taxes, so he turns his castle into Hotel Transylvania. His granddaughter Nocturna, books a disco band, learns that she loves dancing and can turn mortal whenever she dances and moves to NY to get a life and find love.

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As long as there is death, there's hope See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nocturna: Dracula's Granddaughter  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)
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Trivia

Yvonne De Carlo's character Jugulia Vein is a play on words of "jugular vein". See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: What happened? Where's Nocturna?
Jugulia: She's left with her grandfather.
Jimmy: I've got to stop him!
Jugulia: You can't. He's a vampire, he'll destroy you.
Jimmy: I don't care. I love her.
Jugulia: I understand.
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Connections

References The Next Man (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Do Lovers Come Together?
Music and Lyrics by Norman Bergen & Reid Whitelaw
Performed by Jay Siegel
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A Campy, Kitschy Relic Of The Disco Age
19 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

It's a shame this movie never made it to video. Hell, you never even see it on cable! I remember seeing it at a drive-in in the summer of '79 and thinking it was great cheesy fun. If they released it on video today, it would be seen as a lost campy relic of the disco/drive-in age. It's hampered somewhat by an extremely low budget (check out those groovy cartoon transformation effects) and a few dry stretches here and there, but there's plenty of gratuitous nudity and sex (Nai Bonet may not be a great actress but she is NOT shy about showing off her terrific body!) and the script is occasionally inspired, with some great one-liners. John Carradine as an aging Dracula is a particular hoot! Worthy of cult status.


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