October 28, 2020
The film possesses a lively sense of humor and is very much a product of its time, but those seeking PC comfort cinema had best steer clear.
January 3, 2020
Blacula is beautiful, a totally entertaining movie that is not only a successful satire... but also provides a number of genuinely terrifying moments.
June 5, 2016
Shakespeare thespian William Marshall has the title role, and excels in it.
April 13, 2015
Blacula itself is no joke and is, in fact, a legitimate and even dignified horror film with terrifying scenes and enduring moral questions.
March 25, 2015
If its false vampire teeth are sometimes slipshod, the beats of its stake-targeted heart of darkness flash a message that is poignant, tragic and profound.
March 2, 2015
The placement of an old-fashioned Dracula in a modern black neighborhood is a great idea, but amateurish production leaves Marshall stranded in the film.
December 20, 2010
William Marshall brings considerable nobility to the lead role - no mean feat when you've got patches of hair glued all over your face and keep turning into a giant bat.
August 9, 2010
It's redeemed somewhat by a cool soul soundtrack and a lead performance by the classically-trained Marshall, who displays a reverence for his iconic role that the filmmakers could have heeded.
October 19, 2009
Blaxploitation meets vampire movie that's formulaic and full of holes.
October 19, 2009
The hammy performance by Marshall makes it enjoyable.
March 26, 2009
William Marshall portrays title role with a flourish and gets first rate support right down the line.
August 9, 2007
A terrible blaxploitation angle on the classic Dracula story
June 24, 2006
The film remains a lifeless reworking of heroes versus vampires with soul music and a couple of good gags.
June 12, 2005
An unburied treasures for those of us who love bad film. It's a horror film thematically, and politically and aesthetically, too.
May 9, 2005
Anybody who goes to a vampire movie expecting sense is in serious trouble, and Blacula offers less sense than most.
January 2, 2005
Contrived and a pain in the neck, yes...but what a concept!
November 2, 2004
[T]his classic example of blaxploitation does invoke the C-word, but not before 'camp-eee!' actually crossed your mind, which is while you're putting the DVD in the player.