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Blackula (1972) - William Crain

Blacula is a exploitation film from the early seventies that cashed in on the horror genre. Like many other grindhouse movies of that era, the movie is made on a hairline budget. Several scenes swap continuity for sound effects and action. For example, there is a fight around a table with a candelabra on it. The fight overtakes the table and the candles go flying. However, the fight continues and the candles are back in the holder. Nothing huge. Just fun to poke at when your watching it with my eyes.

William Marshall does a fantastic job of playing Prince Mamawalde, a thousands year old African Prince that was turned into a Blacula after being double crossed by the actual Dracula. Now, awake in seventies Los Angeles, Blacula is out to find his beautiful Nubian Queen. However, he must quench his thirst. A thirst for blood. A doctor has his suspicions after finding a couple of bodies with vampire bites on their necks and he starts to investigate.

The plot seems simple enough. Nothing to…