Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- The Man with No Pants 2021

- The Old Man Movie 2019

- Heavy Duty Lovers 2021

- Madame Claude 1977

- Underground Inc: The Rise & Fall of Alternative Rock 2019

- Someone Somewhere 2019

- Iron City Asskickers 1998

- Buoyancy 2020

- Southland Tales 2006

- Canaan Land 2020

- My Secret Billionaire 2021

- Being Dead 2020

- Heart Wreck 2021

- The Ballad of Captain Vengence 2020

- Versus 2000

- Dead Air 2021

- Nuns: An Italian Horror Story 2020

- X 2019

- Dramatica Diablos - The Rotten Fruit of Eden 2021

- The Act of Reading 2019

- Playdurizm 2020

- The El Duce Tapes 2019

- Erotophono- philiac: Documents of a Lust Murderer 2021

- Witches Night 2021

- Paradise Cove 2021

- Magic Island 2020

- Butchers 2020

- Nothing Else 2021

- ... As If They Were Angels 2018

- Zegen 1987

- Shellfish 2021

- The Mimic 2020

- The Astrology of Pandemics 2021

- Tale of Tails - Pilot 2021

- All Too Human 2018

- Vigilante 1982

- Smothered 2019

- Mother's Day Memories 2019

- Invasion Ireland 2013

- Confession 2020

- Ripper Tour 2018

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Blacula

USA 1972
produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff, Joseph T. Naar, for AIP
directed by William Crain
starring William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, George Pinsent, Charles Macaulay, Emily Yancy, Lance Taylor sr, Ted Harris, Rick Metzler, Logan Field, Ketty Lester, Elisha Cook jr

Blacula, Dracula

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!
In 1780, African prince Mamuwalde (William Marshall) comes to Transylvania to obtain help in his war against the enslavement of his people from Count Dracula (Charles Macaulay), ignorant to the fact that this man is a vampire. Soon he finds out though, & is turned into a vampire, dubbed Blacula by the count, himself, & furthermore walled up in a coffin to spend eternity in this prison.

In 1972 though, with Dracula long dead, his castle is bought by an American gay couple, Bobby & Billy (Ted Harris, Rick Metzler), who soon ship all the stuff they find in the castle to New York - including Blacula's coffin. In a rundown warehouse, Blacula awakes - rather hungry after almost 200 years without a bite (or is that sip ?) - & sucks dry his 2 homosexual saviours.

At the wake of one of them, Bobby, though, he sees beautuiful Tina (Vonetta McGee) - the splitting image of his long lost love Luva - & immediately falls in love with her. Her brother-in-law Gordon though is the cop/coroner working on the case of the dead homosexual couple, & he soon feels, there might be something supernatural involved. At the birthday party of his wife Michelle (Denise Nicholas) at a funky nightclub, he & Tina meet Blacula - dressed in the obligatory cape - for the first time, & he seems remarkably at ease with all the changes that have been going on in the world the last 200 years, as he enters the nightclub as if he owned the place, proves to have perfect conversational skills & orders "Champagne ... French !" The fun in the club is only disrupted when photographer Nancy (Emely Yancy) takes a picture of him, & he has to leave the club to go after her to destroy the evidence - he can't be photographed you see - & kill the girl in the process - how on earth the man from 1780 knows the first thing about photography again goes unexplained.

Gordon meanwhile is confronted with more & more sucked dry bodies turning up, but also disappearing again before he has the change to make a thogough post mortem, so he can't but suspect the involvement of vampires, & there's only one way to prove his theory: he has to dig up Billy - the only victim that actually did have a funeral before he could start a second career as a vampire - to see what became of him ... & really, no sooner is his coffin opened does Billy attack Gordon, but he is staked just in time.

& while Blacula starts a serious - & consensuous - relationship with Tina, who has no problems believing him that he is a vampire simply because he says so, & soesn't mind very much either, Gordon finds more & more clues in his case of vampire murders that lead to Blacula being the head vampire. & soon Gordon devices a plan to lure Blacula into a trap - but the plan involves Tina as bait - & she agrees only reluctantly.

It all culminates in a battle cops versus vampires, with the cops winning in the end, but Blacula & Tina manage to escape.
While making their getaway though, Tina is fatally wounded, & so Blacula has to turn her into a vampire in order to save her ... But for some reason, then she immediately lies down in a coffin & Gordon walks by & stabs her. Upon seeing that, Blacula is overcome by grief & commits suicide by walking into the sunlight.

The always dependable Elisha Cook jr has a role as morgue attendant

 

A cool black vampire in cape, an old-fashioned horror pic played to a funky soundtrack & the title Blacula itself are all ingredients for an instant camp classic, especially when played straight, & some corny vampire-attacks only add to that effect. Unfortunately apart from that the movie is steeped in clichés & the rather thin plot is dragged out unnecessarily in the least fitting scenes. This all makes the movie a rather ambiguous affair - one scene makes you shout with joy, only for the next one to make you cringe in pain.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Blacula
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Blacula here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Blacula at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD