History Film / Blacula

3rd Jun '16 8:09:49 PM CASCHero
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* KarmaHoudini: Count Dracula does not reappear after the prologue. Then again, the movie is set before [[Literature/{{Dracula}} the main novel]], so...

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* KarmaHoudini: Count Dracula does not reappear after the prologue. Then again, the beginning of the movie is set before [[Literature/{{Dracula}} the main novel]], so...so he eventually did pay for his crimes just not by Blacula's hands.



** The vampires also seem to gain wild features when they turn to the point they almost look like zombies. The sequels play this up a bit as two turned characters, Willis and his girlfriend Denny, are shown looking like normal humans when not showcasing their fangs.

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** The vampires also seem to gain wild features when they turn to the point they almost look like zombies.zombies (Dracula's brides are all green skinned for one). The sequels play this up a bit as two turned characters, Willis and his girlfriend Denny, are shown looking like normal humans when not showcasing their fangs.
12th Apr '16 3:28:38 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Blacula''''' is a 1972 horror film, produced by Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures, featuring the {{blaxploitation}} version of the ''{{Dracula}}'' character. It stars William Marshall (who some may recognize as The King of Cartoons from the later Saturday-morning television series ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'') in the title role. The movie was successful enough to spawn a sequel a year later, ''Film/ScreamBlaculaScream'', which starred both Marshall and Creator/PamGrier, and also inspired [[FollowTheLeader a number of imitators]], including ''Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde'' (which like ''Blacula'' itself was directed by William Crain). Blacula was also prominently featured in the film ''Film/BloodsuckersAnonymous'' as one of the main protagonists.

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'''''Blacula''''' ''Blacula'' is a 1972 horror film, produced by Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures, featuring the {{blaxploitation}} version of the ''{{Dracula}}'' character. It stars William Marshall (who some may recognize as The King of Cartoons from the later Saturday-morning television series ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'') in the title role. The movie was successful enough to spawn a sequel a year later, ''Film/ScreamBlaculaScream'', which starred both Marshall and Creator/PamGrier, and also inspired [[FollowTheLeader a number of imitators]], including ''Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde'' (which like ''Blacula'' itself was directed by William Crain). Blacula was also prominently featured in the film ''Film/BloodsuckersAnonymous'' as one of the main protagonists.
12th Oct '15 3:00:39 PM Retro7
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Dracula finds slavery a good idea in the intro.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Dracula finds slavery a good idea in the intro. Again though, he's a monster that makes a habit of turning people into his undead slaves.
24th Jan '15 5:24:09 AM GnomeTitan
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* Blaxploitation: The film's genre is a cross-over between horror and this.

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* Blaxploitation: {{Blaxploitation}}: The film's genre is a cross-over between horror and this.
24th Jan '15 5:23:48 AM GnomeTitan
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* Blaxploitation: The film's genre is a cross-over between horror and this.
24th Jan '15 5:17:22 AM GnomeTitan
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The African Prince Mamuwalde approaches the European nobleman Dracula suggesting that all of the slave trade in Africa be ended. Dracula does not agree, finding the very notion laughable. Indeed, as he shows with his undead harem of girls at the beginning of the film, he makes a habit of turning people into his unwilling slaves -- and proceeds to do exactly this to Mamuwalde.



* ValuesDissonance - [[InUniverse example]]: Blacula himself is turned into a vampire by Dracula for suggesting that all of the slave trade in Africa be ended. Dracula does not agree, finding the very notion laughable. Then again, this ''is'' Dracula who, as he shows with his undead harem of girls at the beginning of the flick, makes a habit of turning people into his unwilling slaves.
9th Jan '15 4:03:42 AM GnomeTitan
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'''''Blacula''''' is a 1972 horror film, produced by Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures, featuring the {{blaxploitation}} version of the ''{{Dracula}}'' character. It stars William Marshall (who some may recognize as The King of Cartoons from the later Saturday-morning television series ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'') in the title role. The movie was successful enough to spawn a sequel a year later, ''Scream Blacula Scream'', which starred both Marshall and PamGrier, and also inspired [[FollowTheLeader a number of imitators]], including ''Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde'' (which like ''Blacula'' itself was directed by William Crain). Blacula was also prominently featured in the film ''Film/{{Bloodsuckers Anonymous}}'' as one of the main protagonists.

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'''''Blacula''''' is a 1972 horror film, produced by Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures, featuring the {{blaxploitation}} version of the ''{{Dracula}}'' character. It stars William Marshall (who some may recognize as The King of Cartoons from the later Saturday-morning television series ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'') in the title role. The movie was successful enough to spawn a sequel a year later, ''Scream Blacula Scream'', ''Film/ScreamBlaculaScream'', which starred both Marshall and PamGrier, Creator/PamGrier, and also inspired [[FollowTheLeader a number of imitators]], including ''Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde'' (which like ''Blacula'' itself was directed by William Crain). Blacula was also prominently featured in the film ''Film/{{Bloodsuckers Anonymous}}'' ''Film/BloodsuckersAnonymous'' as one of the main protagonists.



* AntagonistTitle
* AntiVillain: Blacula

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* AntagonistTitle
AntagonistTitle: The film is named after its bad guy.
* AntiVillain: BlaculaBlacula, who doesn't seem particularly unsympathetic for a vampire.



** He does chastised two black men who try to mug him



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Everyone Blacula kills comes back as a vampire themselves. Sometimes they take long enough to come back for them to be buried, sometimes they come back almost immediately. They are vulnerable to crosses, to the point where one vampire is apparently killed by one. Blacula himself gains both fangs and a wild set of sideburns whenever he gets hungry and attacks.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: OurVampiresAreDifferent:
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Everyone Blacula kills comes back as a vampire themselves. Sometimes they take long enough to come back for them to be buried, sometimes they come back almost immediately. They are vulnerable to crosses, to the point where one vampire is apparently killed by one. Blacula himself gains both fangs and a wild set of sideburns whenever he gets hungry and attacks.



** Blacula himself gains both fangs and a wild set of sideburns whenever he gets hungry and attacks.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Dracula in the intro.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Dracula finds slavery a good idea in the intro.



* {{Sequel}}: 1973's ''Scream Blacula Scream'', which has the vampire revived by Voodoo cultists (and co-stars Creator/PamGrier).

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* {{Sequel}}: 1973's ''Scream Blacula Scream'', ''Film/ScreamBlaculaScream'', which has the vampire revived by Voodoo cultists (and co-stars Creator/PamGrier).



* ValuesDissonance - [[{{In-universe}} In-movie example]]: Blacula himself is turned into a vampire by Dracula for suggesting that all of the slave trade in Africa be ended. Dracula does not agree, finding the very notion laughable. Then again, this ''is'' Dracula who, as he shows with his undead harem of girls at the beginning of the flick, makes a habit of turning people into his unwilling slaves.

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* ValuesDissonance - [[{{In-universe}} In-movie [[InUniverse example]]: Blacula himself is turned into a vampire by Dracula for suggesting that all of the slave trade in Africa be ended. Dracula does not agree, finding the very notion laughable. Then again, this ''is'' Dracula who, as he shows with his undead harem of girls at the beginning of the flick, makes a habit of turning people into his unwilling slaves.
12th Nov '14 12:37:46 PM Retro7
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** He does chastised two black men who try to mug him


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* MessyHair: The vampires all gain wild and unkempt hair once they turn.


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* UndeathlyPallor: All the turned victims sport this.
2nd Nov '14 7:49:07 AM Mdumas43073
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192 years later, a pair of American interior decorators purchase several antiques from the now-long-abandoned castle and have them transported to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles (including the coffin, which--unbeknownst to them--still contains Blacula). Sorting through the items in a warehouse, they find the coffin and decide to open it--only to end up attacked and killed by the freshly-released and seriously hungry vampire. Blacula roams the city's streets at night, a handsome and debonair black gentleman who happens to suddenly grow a pair of wild sideburns when his hunger rises, and the body count increases around the neighborhood. This draws Dr. Gordon Thomas, a forensics expert with the LAPD, to the case. Meanwhile, Blacula has discovered a young woman, Tina, who looks exactly like his long-deceased wife.

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192 years later, a pair of gay American interior decorators purchase several antiques from the now-long-abandoned castle and have them transported to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles (including the coffin, which--unbeknownst to them--still contains Blacula). Sorting through the items in a warehouse, they find the coffin and decide to open it--only to end up attacked and killed by the freshly-released and seriously hungry vampire. Blacula roams the city's streets at night, a handsome and debonair black gentleman who happens to suddenly grow a pair of wild sideburns when his hunger rises, and the body count increases around the neighborhood. This draws Dr. Gordon Thomas, a forensics expert with the LAPD, to the case. Meanwhile, Blacula has discovered a young woman, Tina, who looks exactly like his long-deceased wife.
2nd Nov '14 7:48:47 AM Mdumas43073
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192 years later, a pair of gay American men purchase several antiques from the now-long-abandoned castle and have them transported to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles (including the coffin, which--unbeknownst to them--still contains Blacula). Sorting through the items in a warehouse, they find the coffin and decide to open it--only to end up attacked and killed by the freshly-released and seriously hungry vampire. Blacula roams the city's streets at night, a handsome and debonair black gentleman who happens to suddenly grow a pair of wild sideburns when his hunger rises, and the body count increases around the neighborhood. This draws Dr. Gordon Thomas, a forensics expert with the LAPD, to the case. Meanwhile, Blacula has discovered a young woman, Tina, who looks exactly like his long-deceased wife.

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192 years later, a pair of gay American men interior decorators purchase several antiques from the now-long-abandoned castle and have them transported to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles (including the coffin, which--unbeknownst to them--still contains Blacula). Sorting through the items in a warehouse, they find the coffin and decide to open it--only to end up attacked and killed by the freshly-released and seriously hungry vampire. Blacula roams the city's streets at night, a handsome and debonair black gentleman who happens to suddenly grow a pair of wild sideburns when his hunger rises, and the body count increases around the neighborhood. This draws Dr. Gordon Thomas, a forensics expert with the LAPD, to the case. Meanwhile, Blacula has discovered a young woman, Tina, who looks exactly like his long-deceased wife.
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