Blacula

Film, Horror

Time Out says

Disappointing black horror movie which followed in the successful wake of Shaft. The script by Joan Torres and Raymond Koenig seems to be the real problem: apart from a garbled opening in which Blacula is vampirised while trying to liberate his people, the plot simply turns away from all the obvious political/social/sexual implications, even on the level of action. Instead, Blacula becomes a less than impressive lovesick vampire chasing his reincarnated wife through LA (one of the dullest plot mechanisms of all), and the film remains a lifeless reworking of heroes versus vampires with soul music and a couple of good gags. Not a particularly promising debut for Crain, whose TV background is all too obvious in the cramped over-emphatic style.

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Release details

Duration:
93 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
William Crain
Screenwriter:
Joan Torres, Raymond Koenig
Cast:
William Marshall
Vonetta McGee
Denise Nicholas
Thalmus Rasulala
Gordon Pinsent
Charles Macaulay
Elisha Cook Jr

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