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  • 15
  • Blaxploitation, Horror
  • 1972
  • 93 mins

Blacula

Blacula

Synopsis

One of the biggest hits of the blaxploitation era, starring Marshall as the 18th-century prince turned vampire who is resurrected in 70s Los Angeles and wreaks the inevitable fanged havoc

About

Back in 1972 a black Dracula probably sounded gimmicky, but in fact Blacula is a surprisingly worthy addition to the blood-sucking genre, with Marshall in top form, and the remainder of the story (a lost love pursued by our hero, a Van Helsing figure who is forced to take the law into his own hands) remaining happily faithful to the Bram Stoker source material. Ranks alongside Shaft and Foxy Brown as essential blaxploitation viewing.

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Cast & Connections

  • Actor: William Marshall, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, Vonetta McGee
  • Director: William Crain
  • Writer: Raymond Koenig, Joan Torres
  • Producer: Samuel Z Arkoff, Joseph T Naar
  • Photographer: John Stevens

In a nutshell

Fangy blaxploitation fun.

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