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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.
i thought this was really funny
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not the most PC movie you'll ever see.
campy good fun & the 100th movie from AIS (american intl studios)
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.
Pretty enjoyable cult-blaxploitation-classic