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Year
1972
Runtime
93 min.
Director
William Crain
Genres
Romance, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror
Rating *
5.6
Votes *
3,812
Checks
1,105
Favs
27
Dislikes
19
Favs/checks
2.4% (1:41)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Dracula and blaxploitation meet in Blacula, in which an African prince (the awesome William Marshall) is made into a vampire by Dracula, who then names him BLACULA. Then cut to the modern day for an urban crime thriller in which the blaxploitation hero (here a fist-fighting M.E. played by Thalmus Rasulala) tries to solve the case of a vampire epidemic in L.A.'s black community. So by rights, this should be complete, ridiculous, absurd camp. And for the first act, it seems to be. But quite frankly, Marshall is too good as the tortured undead who falls in love with a duplicate of his lost wife from a century before, and the blaxploitation tropes, like the White Man keepin' you down, are more subtle than in most movies of the era. Nice funk/soul soundtrack too. So surprisingly effective once you get past the expectation that it should be a comedy. 6 years 8 months ago
  2. mook's avatar

    mook

    Blaxploitation version of the legend in 70's L.A?
    It's as brilliant & as bad a genre combination as it sounds. Good fun! 6/10.

    Follow me on Twitter @LastFilmSeen
    12 years ago
  3. Camille Deadpan's avatar

    Camille Deadpan

    Pretty awesome. 9 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #90 in Grindhouse Cinema Database's Top Grindhouse Classics
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  2. This movie ranks #305 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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