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Rated PG · 92 minutes · 1972

Horror

Advertised as the 100th production of American International studios, Blacula stars actor/singer William Marshall in the title role. An 18th century African prince, Blacula is transmogrified into a vampire while visiting Transylvania. Two centuries later, he rises from his coffin to wreak havoc in the Watts district of Los Angeles. Blacula's particular target is Tina (Vonetta McGee), whom he thinks is the reincarnation of his long-ago lady love. Thalmus Rasulala assumes the Van Helsing role as the vampire hunter who can't convince the authorities to cooperate. Yes, that is the same William Marshall who later played The King of Cartoons on TV's Pee-wee's Playhouse. A sequel, Scream, Blacula, Scream!, appeared not long after.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Director: William Crain
Writer: Raymond Koenig and Joan Torres
Producer: Joseph T. Naar and Norman T. Herman
Cast: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, Gordon Pinsent, Charles Macaulay, Emily Yancy, Lance Taylor Sr., Ted Harris and Rick Metzler

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