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Blood of Dracula's Castle

USA 1969
produced by
Al Adamson, Rex Carlton, Martin B. Cohen for Paragon
directed by Al Adamson
starring John Carradine, Paula Raymond, Alexander D'Arcy, Robert Dix, Gene Otis Shayne, Barbara Bishop (= Jennifer Bishop), Vicki Volante, Ray Young, John 'Bud' Cardos, Ken Osborne
written by Rex Carlton, cinematography by László Kovács, special makeup effects by Ken Osborne

Dracula

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Since he has moved to the USA 60 years ago, Count Dracula (Alexander D'Arcy) - who now goes by the less conspicuous name Count Townshend - couldn't live a happier life: He and his wife (Paula Raymond) have found abode in a nice old castle by the beach, they are provided with fresh blood by their butler George (John Carradine), an escapee from the hangman, and their homicidal hunchback Mango (Ray Young), who keep pretty girls, preferably virgins, chained up in the basement to gradually drain them, and they have found nice company in their permanent houseguest Johnny (Robert Dix), an insane serialkiller who shares their passion for murdering in the light of the full moon.

Then though, the actual owner of the Draculas' castle dies, and his heir Glen (Gene Otis Shayne) and his girlfriend Liz (Barbara Bishop) want to dislodge them to move into the castle themselves. However, when Glen and Liz show up to discuss the terms, the Draculas and company treat them as honoured guests at first ... only to eventually chain them up in the basement.

Of course though, Glen and Liz manage to escape their chains eventually, destroy the vampires by exposing them to the sun, and dispose of their friends in various ways - and everything ends happily ...

 

Blood of Dracula's Castle is a bit of an odd piece of work: There are strong indicactions this was actually intended as a comedy, not only the overall plot but also several dialogue sequences suggest that. However, Al Adamson's direction goes out of its way to play it straight and downplay the ironic aspects - to the extent of ignoring them. Also the actors play it straight and try to strip their lines of all comedic impact, though here it seems they were oblivious to the fact that they were missing punchline after punchline ... or they just weren't good enough actors, which their performances suggest, actually (John Carradine excluded here, who at least brings some dignity to his role).

All this results in a - let's be polite - not-so-good movie, but one bad movie lovers will find at least something to enjoy about this one.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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