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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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