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April 22, 2017
"Let the cartoooooooooooon begin!" Sorry, but for my generation William Marshall is best remembered as The King of Cartoons from Pee Wee's Playhouse, but little did I realize that he was originally the super cool vampire Prince Mamuwalde AKA Blacula! Marshall returns in this sequel that's surprisingly good. Having been vanquished at the end of the first film, Blacula is resurrected by a drug dealer who wants to use Blacula to exact his revenge. Blacula instead turns the dealer into part of a vampire army he commands for his own ends, part of which is securing Pam Grier, who hadn't broke out yet with "Coffy" which was released this same year. The vampires are creepy, the voodoo themed storyline is entertaining, and the film features a strong leads in Marshall and Grier. Overall, this is pretty silly blaxploitation film, but it's also quite entertaining in a camp sort of way. And look fast for Craig T. Nelson as a police sergeant.
January 28, 2017
The status quo remains intact for this sequel, a little more gore and little less fun but Scream, Blacula, Scream should please fans of the first.
½ August 30, 2015
The credits are now about 15 seconds long, extended by a whole 10 seconds! This is much better than the first. The critics think otherwise, whatever. This film doesn't focus on death and morgue's like the first film instead on the struggles of Blacula and his crew adjusting to life as a newly found vampire. I didn't feel noted at all like I did with the first film. I found the film pretty good and entertaining to watch and the ending was interesting.
½ August 28, 2015
Somehow even better than the first one. A lot of that probably has to do with Pam Grier though. Marshall is so great in the role.
Super Reviewer
July 22, 2015
Sadly, only Marshall puts any effort in this time around.
½ June 24, 2015
I'll give it this over the "real" Dracula films, Blacula is in a lot of it. Sadly in Hammer you spend a lot of your time waiting for Christopher Lee to get there.
April 23, 2015
Scream Blacula Scream is the sequel to the successful Blacula. William Marshall returns to the role and he is now joined by blaxploitation mega-star Pam Grier. Truth be told, neither the first film nor its sequel are particularly good movies. They're very much a part of the blaxploitation explosion that happened in the 1970's, but with a nice performance from their leading man. They're not much beyond that. Having said that, the sequel is actually slightly inferior to its predecessor. The story this time around seems like a typical sequel to me. The first film was about a black vampire in a white man's world. The sequel is about a black vampire taking over the black man's world. It just doesn't feel true to what the character and the idea behind blaxploitation was supposed to be. Yet, it feels like a typical sequel because there's only so much you can do with the original intention without going completely overboard with it. Still, these are fun movies and worth at least a watch, especially if you're a fan of movies that are so bad that they're good.
April 20, 2015
Great movie! Action, adventure, violence, romance, and Pam Grier is delicious ­???
January 18, 2015
I love old 70's campfests, and this is the Best of the Best! The King Of Cartoons(Pee-Wee's Playhouse), as a Vampire....classic!
November 26, 2014
While not great cinema, this is a must see for fans of horror or Blaxploitation. Marshall is a much better actor than most - and a young Bernie Hamilton too!
½ June 26, 2014
William Marshall brings equal parts gravitas and pathos to his second outing as "Dracula's Soul Brother," but the plot is reheated genre leftovers. It's still kind of fun (Grier is a nice addition), but nothing terribly memorable really transpires. Still, it's kind of amazing that Marshall is as great as he is, given the material he's working with, and he holds the whole thing together.
½ April 13, 2014
Even dumber and more fun than the original, if you can wrap your head around that.
October 29, 2013
After a dying Voodoo queen, Mama Loa, chooses an adopted apprentice, Lisa Fortier (Pam Grier) as her successor, her arrogant son and true heir, Willis, (Richard Lawson) is outraged. Seeking revenge, he buys the bones of Mamuwalde the vampire from the former shaman of the voodoo cult, and uses voodoo to resurrect the vampire to do his bidding. However, while it brings Mamuwalde (William Marshall) back to life, he quickly bites Willis upon awakening. Willis now finds himself in a curse of his own doing: made into a vampire hungering for blood and, ironically, a slave to the very creature he sought to control. Meanwhile, Justin Carter (Don Mitchell), an ex-police officer with a large collection of acquired African antiquities and an interest in the occult, begins to investigate the murders caused by Mamuwalde and his growing vampire horde. Justin meets Mamuwalde at a party Justin hosts to display the African collection pieces before being moved to the University's museum. They discuss the artifacts, unbeknown to anyone else, that were from the region of Africa Mamuwalde hails from, including pieces of jewelry once worn by his late wife Luva. Mamuwalde also meets Justin's girlfriend, Lisa Fortier, at the party and he discovers that Lisa is naturally adept at voodoo. Lisa discovers Mamuwalde┤s true nature after a friend of hers, Gloria, falls victim to his bite and resurrected as a vampire who nearly feeds on her if not for Mamuwalde's intervention. He later asks her for help to cure him of his vampire curse...

I have never seen this 1973 blaxploitation horror film, but I wanted to due to Pam Grier┤s participation as Lisa. I reckon this suits the genre with an afroamerican Dracula, despite the fact that the pace is slow, the action is sparse and the acting is slightly wobbly and so are the effects. I reckon we are used to see Pam Grier as a bad ass on revenge, but here she has a much softer role and she shows her acting skills from that angle as well. And she┤s stunning as always. "Scream Blacula Scream" is intriguing if you are into blaxploitation.
October 21, 2013
Fun film to watch with friends for a light hearted late October evening. Pam Grier is a legend and this performance as a voodoo priestess shows why. American Horror Story: Coven could take a few pointers from her.
½ September 8, 2013
While certainly not better than the first "Blacula" film, this one at least has the benefit of adding Pam Grier to the cast. It is still a campy goofball kind of horror film, so I think fans of the original wouldn't be disappointed. The plot revolves around a man scorned by his mother when she chooses Grier ad her successor instead of him, and in revenge resurrects Blacula. You know, good fun!
½ August 19, 2013
A sequel worthy of the original--Quality Entertainment!!
June 22, 2013
I loved both Bacula movies. William Marshall was completely underrated. I first saw him on, you guessed it, "Star Trek" as Dr. Richard Daystrom, who used his own human engrams to construct "The Ultimate Computer.
½ April 28, 2013
Pam Grier makes this sequel far more entertaining and memorable than the first. Pam Grier is the number one star of 70s blaxploitation cinema. I will watch anything she's in.
March 7, 2013
Centuries ago, the African prince "Mamuwalde" (William Marshall) was bitten by the king of the vampires "Dracula" (Charles Macaulay, who is seen in flashback footage from the first movie). Now, thanks to a voodoo spell, the African vampire returns to 1970's Los Angeles to claim more victims and slaves who are doomed to serve him for eternity.

"Blacula," a bigoted name given to him by "Dracula" in the first movie in this short series of blaxploitation movies, comes across a Voodoo princess (Pam Grier), whom he believes can free him from his curse by performing a Voodoo ceremony.

However, the Voodoo princess, who is named "Lisa," is dating an African art dealer and ex-cop (Don Mitchell) who quickly realizes that the mysterious man with a very memorable voice is, in fact, a member of the undead. He tries to convince a local police investigator "Dunlop" (Michael Conrad) that "Lisa" was not the one who murdered a party-goer at a party he was hosting at his home, but it was a vampire. It takes a few more victims with the same two marks on their necks before "Dunlop" believes that the bodies that are piling up are victims of a vampire.

There are some unique visuals in this movie when it comes to the unique makeup for the vampires. The undead in this movie are the only ones I know of depicted in a movie which gains hair on their face and hair before they attack their victims. Also, for some reason, the vampire's faces are the only parts that turn gray.

There is also little blood in this movie. However, that may have been because of when the movie was released.

The performances from the cast is quite good. However, Marshall's talent is the least used in this film. Although his performance is memorable, he isn't in the film that much despite being the title character.

There are some plot holes in this movie, but they don't take away from the story too bad.

Despite the plot holes, and the overuse of dated slang, Scream, Blacula, Scream might be a good addition to your video/DVD library or a pretty good first-choice rental.
January 16, 2013
Campy, fun blaxploitation.
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