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Dracula Exotica (1980)

Sailing to the USA, smuggler Vita Valdez stabs Count Dracula, but he bites her. A necrophiliac morgue attendant reveals she became a vampire. She becomes Dracula's secretary but turns a sergeant into a vampire against Dracula.


Shaun Costello (as Warren Evans)


Kenneth Schwartz (as K. Schwartz)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Gillis ... Count Dracula
Samantha Fox ... Surka / Sally Iancu
Vanessa del Rio ... Vita Valdes
Eric Edwards ... Big Bird (as Erik Edwards)
Roger Caine Roger Caine ... Sgt. Wilmo Blick (as Mark Dexter)
Gordon G. Duvall Gordon G. Duvall ... Renfrew
Bobby Astyr Bobby Astyr ... Anatole
Murray Bukofski Murray Bukofski ... Chikopnik
Alba Bonn Alba Bonn ... Castle Guide
Leigh Hope Leigh Hope ... Hunter Graduate
Terry Yule Terry Yule ... Gilda Glad
Carol Markoe Carol Markoe ... Shopping Bag Lady
Inez de Falla Inez de Falla ... Flamenco Dancer
Denise Sloan Denise Sloan ... Vampire Wife #1
Diana Sloan Diana Sloan ... Vampire Wife #2 (as Dianna Sloan)


Horrified at his causing the death of a young girl, Dracula commits suicide and curses himself to be one of the undead for all time. Unlike Christopher Lee, however, this Dracula prefers to bite his victims in far more erotic places than the neck. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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He came to bite... and stayed to love. See more »


Adult | Comedy | Horror



Did You Know?


Noted Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long agreed to do the costumes for the film because he thought his friend, gay porn actor Jack Wrangler, was playing Dracula. He worked on the film for a week before he found out that Jamie Gillis and not Wrangler was to play Dracula, so he quit, although his name still remains on the credits. See more »


[while biting her "exotically" after she stabs him]
Count Dracula: Can you type?
Vita Valdez: [mumbling] Yes...
Count Dracula: Excellent. How fast?
Vita Valdez: [in a pleasurable last voice before dying] Fifty words a minute.
Count Dracula: Marvelous.
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Yes, It's Actually a Good Movie
20 April 2014 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dracula Exotica (1980)

*** (out of 4)

Count Dracula (Jamie Gillis) forces himself on a woman (Samantha Fox) who in return kills herself. Flash-forward to the current times and Dracula is now in America where he sees a woman (also played by Fox) who reminds him of his long-lost love so he goes after her. Dracula EXOTICA wasn't the first porn version to feature the classic monster but it's certainly a good film and I think a strong argument could be made that it's one of the better Dracula movies from this period. It's certainly much better than the previous year's Frank Langella version. There's a lot of good things going with this film and a lot of credit has to go to director Shaun Costello who manages to keep the film moving at an extremely good pace and best of all is how he's able to mix the hardcore sex with the regular story. I was shocked to see how much plot was actually here and I was even more shocked to see how well-made this film was. It actually looks extremely good and this is especially true in regards to the costumes and sets. Another major plus is that the performances are actually good with Gillis doing an extremely nice job in the role of Dracula. I will admit that I'm not sure what he's going for with the accent but I'm not going to fault him or the film too much for this. Fox is good in her supporting roles and we get a very energetic Vanessa del Rio and a young Ron Jeremy. The film mixes the sex and horror elements quite nicely but the director takes it a step further with some comedy that works at times. The film even crosses the line of del Rio's dead body being molested and raped inside the mortuary. If you think that's weird it gets even worse during one scene where a father molests his daughter (in a dress, with a sucker and piggy tales), which is just rather disturbing to say the least. At nearly 100-minutes the film does run a bit too long but there's no question that the film has a lot going for it.

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Release Date:

28 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love at First Gulp See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


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$150,000 (estimated)
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Fat Bat Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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