Blacula Reviews

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Campy and entertaining, Blacula is a clever modernization of the Dracula story with events and characters that largely parallel the classic film adaptations somewhat more closely than Stoker's original novel. The film's approach to serious issues such as race relations, homosexuality, and the horror of a friend or loved one who becomes an enemy is, to some extent, a product of its times. Its fully embraces its status as an exploitation genre film, and its poignant and horrific moments are combined with gothic camp and intentional, sometimes off-color humor. Even so, Blacula is solidly constructed, with the dark shadows of traditional horror cinematography, an expressive funk and modern gothic score, and occasional expressionistic editing and sounds.

    Campy and entertaining, Blacula is a clever modernization of the Dracula story with events and characters that largely parallel the classic film adaptations somewhat more closely than Stoker's original novel. The film's approach to serious issues such as race relations, homosexuality, and the horror of a friend or loved one who becomes an enemy is, to some extent, a product of its times. Its fully embraces its status as an exploitation genre film, and its poignant and horrific moments are combined with gothic camp and intentional, sometimes off-color humor. Even so, Blacula is solidly constructed, with the dark shadows of traditional horror cinematography, an expressive funk and modern gothic score, and occasional expressionistic editing and sounds.

  • Apr 28, 2018

    i thought this was really funny

    i thought this was really funny

  • Jan 23, 2018

    Okay, so an African prince was bitten by Count Dracula, is resurrected in 1972, and chased by two disbelieving cops. Featuring Gordon Pinsent as the token honky.

    Okay, so an African prince was bitten by Count Dracula, is resurrected in 1972, and chased by two disbelieving cops. Featuring Gordon Pinsent as the token honky.

  • Dec 26, 2017

    Good exploration flick. All of the main actors are good in this film. An enjoyable sad story of a man cursed. One thing I could say negatively is that I wish the sun damage on the vampires as more graphic.

    Good exploration flick. All of the main actors are good in this film. An enjoyable sad story of a man cursed. One thing I could say negatively is that I wish the sun damage on the vampires as more graphic.

  • Apr 11, 2017

    There are moments in this movie that are just so bad, but most of this movie is very of it's genre and time. If your interested in seeing classic 70's Blaxploitation films, I'd watch this.

    There are moments in this movie that are just so bad, but most of this movie is very of it's genre and time. If your interested in seeing classic 70's Blaxploitation films, I'd watch this.

  • Jan 28, 2017

    William Marshall gives a devoted performance in this blaxploitation vampire flick, and it pays off for the most part. Dragging in certain areas, Blacula is never the less a fun vampire movie with a little funk and soul.

    William Marshall gives a devoted performance in this blaxploitation vampire flick, and it pays off for the most part. Dragging in certain areas, Blacula is never the less a fun vampire movie with a little funk and soul.

  • Aug 04, 2016

    Not the most PC movie you'll ever see.

    Not the most PC movie you'll ever see.

  • May 23, 2016

    campy good fun & the 100th movie from AIS (american intl studios)

    campy good fun & the 100th movie from AIS (american intl studios)

  • Mar 26, 2016

    Here's a film that's really a lot better than you have any right to expect it to be. At heart, it's just a blaxploitation spin on Dracula, borrowing a lot of elements of different adaptations and setting it (mostly) in modern times. This is a really solid exploitation flick. The cast does some really good work here. William Marshall in particular provides a lot of gravity and substance in the title role.

    Here's a film that's really a lot better than you have any right to expect it to be. At heart, it's just a blaxploitation spin on Dracula, borrowing a lot of elements of different adaptations and setting it (mostly) in modern times. This is a really solid exploitation flick. The cast does some really good work here. William Marshall in particular provides a lot of gravity and substance in the title role.

  • Sep 28, 2015

    Pretty enjoyable cult-blaxploitation-classic

    Pretty enjoyable cult-blaxploitation-classic