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An 18th century African statesman is transformed into a vampire, cursed with the name Blacula, and entombed in Dracula's Castle after he fails to convince the Count to support him in his cause to end the slave trade. Two hundred years later, a pair of interior decorators transport his coffin to L.A. where he awakes with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. As Blacula pursues a woman who resembles his long dead wife, her brother-in-law, a pathologist, investigates the string of carnage that follows in the vampire's wake.Written by
Molly Rose Steed
While the film was in its production stages, William Marshall worked with the producers to make sure his character had some dignity. His character's name was changed from Andrew Brown to Mamuwalde and received a background story about his being an African prince who had been turned into a vampire. See more »
When the lady taxi driver is thawed out of the deep freeze, she's only wearing some type of short gown, which is orange and wraps around her torso under her armpits. When she runs down the hall to attack Sam moments later, she's wearing a short white robe with a belt tied around the waist. It's highly unlikely she would have changed her wardrobe. See more »
...from the standards of Blaxploitation movies of the time. The movie itself is more comical than scary (which is why I love it), but William Marshall brought a sense of dignity to his role of Mamawalde. In fact, it was his idea to change the main character from a jive-talking Black vampire to a tormented former king with a rich and tragic past. In the end, you actually feel sorry for him. This is an underrated film that is much better than it's avertizements would suggest. Though it may not be the best vampire/horror flick in the world, and it takes liberty with historical facts (a slave trade in Transylvania?!) it does contain a rather touching love story. With that being said, I have to admit that this movie also contains some of the most hilarious dialogue I've heard in a monster movie.
"Hey, man, that's a baaad cape!"
"A bat! A BAT! A GIANT BAAAT!!"
"Hey, where's that big dude with the cape?......AAAAH!"
"Suddeny I find your Congnac to be as...distasteful as your manner!"
And a load of others that, for censorship reasons, I probably cannot repeat here.
I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to have a spooky, retro good time.
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