History Film / Blacula

26th Jan '17 7:31:38 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheFutureIsShocking: Oddly averted. Vampire or no, you'd expect Blacula to be at least somewhat nonplussed by the abrupt transition from the 18th Century to '70s L.A., but if so he doesn't show it.

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* TheFutureIsShocking: Oddly averted. Vampire or no, you'd expect Blacula to be at least somewhat nonplussed by the abrupt transition from the 18th Century to '70s 1972 L.A., but if so he doesn't show it.
26th Jan '17 7:20:21 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 ''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 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 fanfilm ''Film/BloodsuckersAnonymous'' 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 ''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 Creator/PamGrier, later 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 fanfilm ''Film/BloodsuckersAnonymous'' as one of the main protagonists.



The story was continued in a 1973 sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream,'' in which Mamuwalde is resurrected by an angry young man to kill Lisa (Creator/PamGrier), new leader of a group of voodoo practicioners. Instead he tries to get her help in curing him of his vampirism.

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The story was continued in a 1973 sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream,'' in which Mamuwalde is resurrected by an angry young man to kill Lisa (Creator/PamGrier), the new leader of a group of voodoo practicioners. Instead he tries to get her help in curing him of his vampirism.
26th Jan '17 7:19:08 PM Mdumas43073
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The plot: In 1780, African Prince Manuwalde and his lovely wife Tuva visit Transylvanian Count Dracula, to dine and discuss a proposition put forth by Manuwalde: end the slave trade out of Africa. Dracula finds this ridiculous, given the "merit" he feels is inherent in slavery. He then makes a pass at Tuva. This leads into a fight between Manuwalde and Dracula's {{mook}}s, and both are captured. Dracula turns Manuwalde into a vampire, names him "Blacula," and seals him in a coffin, leaving poor Tuva to die helplessly beside the coffin in a chamber in the dungeon below the castle.

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.

The story was continued in a 1973 sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream,'' in which Mamuwalde is resurrected by an angry young man to kill Lisa, new leader of a group of voodoo practicioners. Instead he tries to get her help in curing him of his vampirism.

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The plot: In 1780, African Prince Manuwalde and his lovely wife Tuva (Vonetta [=McGee=]) visit Transylvanian Count Dracula, to dine and discuss a proposition put forth by Manuwalde: end the slave trade out of Africa. Dracula finds this ridiculous, given the "merit" he feels is inherent in slavery. He then makes a pass at Tuva. This leads into a fight between Manuwalde and Dracula's {{mook}}s, and both are captured. Dracula turns Manuwalde into a vampire, names him "Blacula," and seals him in a coffin, leaving poor Tuva to die helplessly beside the coffin in a chamber in the dungeon below the castle.

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, Thomas (Thalmus Rasulala), a forensics expert with the LAPD, to the case. Meanwhile, Blacula has discovered a young woman, Tina, woman named Tina ([=McGee=]) who looks exactly like his long-deceased wife.

The story was continued in a 1973 sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream,'' in which Mamuwalde is resurrected by an angry young man to kill Lisa, Lisa (Creator/PamGrier), new leader of a group of voodoo practicioners. Instead he tries to get her help in curing him of his vampirism.
26th Jan '17 7:16:19 PM Mdumas43073
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The story was continued in a sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream,'' where Mamuwalde is resurrected by an angry young man to kill Lisa, new leader of a group of voodoo practicioners. Instead he tries to get her help in curing him of his vampirism.

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The story was continued in a 1973 sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream,'' where in which Mamuwalde is resurrected by an angry young man to kill Lisa, new leader of a group of voodoo practicioners. Instead he tries to get her help in curing him of his vampirism.
26th Jan '17 7:15:53 PM Mdumas43073
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22nd Dec '16 12:32:39 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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The plot: In 1780, African Prince Manuwalde and his lovely wife Tuva visit Transylvanian Count Dracula, to dine and discuss a proposition put forth by Manuwalde: end the slave trade out of Africa. Dracula finds this ridiculous, given the "merit" he feels is inherent in slavery. He then makes a pass at Tuva. This leads into a fight between Manuwalde and Dracula's {{mook}}s, and both are captured. Dracula turns Manuwalde into a vampire, names him "Blacula", and seals him in a coffin, leaving poor Tuva to die helplessly beside the coffin in a chamber in the dungeon below the castle.

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The plot: In 1780, African Prince Manuwalde and his lovely wife Tuva visit Transylvanian Count Dracula, to dine and discuss a proposition put forth by Manuwalde: end the slave trade out of Africa. Dracula finds this ridiculous, given the "merit" he feels is inherent in slavery. He then makes a pass at Tuva. This leads into a fight between Manuwalde and Dracula's {{mook}}s, and both are captured. Dracula turns Manuwalde into a vampire, names him "Blacula", "Blacula," and seals him in a coffin, leaving poor Tuva to die helplessly beside the coffin in a chamber in the dungeon below the castle.



The story was continued in a sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream'', where Mamuwalde is resurrected by an angry young man to kill Lisa, new leader of a group of voodoo practicioners. Instead he tries to get her help in curing him of his vampirism.

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The story was continued in a sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream'', Scream,'' where Mamuwalde is resurrected by an angry young man to kill Lisa, new leader of a group of voodoo practicioners. Instead he tries to get her help in curing him of his vampirism.
9th Dec '16 9:38:44 AM Doug86
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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 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 fanfilm ''Film/BloodsuckersAnonymous'' 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'') ''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 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 fanfilm ''Film/BloodsuckersAnonymous'' as one of the main protagonists.
29th Oct '16 4:05:08 AM starofjusticev21
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The story was continued in a sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream''.

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The story was continued in a sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream''.
Scream'', where Mamuwalde is resurrected by an angry young man to kill Lisa, new leader of a group of voodoo practicioners. Instead he tries to get her help in curing him of his vampirism.
27th Oct '16 5:03:25 AM starofjusticev21
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The story was continued in a sequel, ''Scream Blacula Scream''.
14th Sep '16 5:55:28 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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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'' 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'', ''Scream Blacula Scream'', 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 fanfilm ''Film/BloodsuckersAnonymous'' as one of the main protagonists.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Blacula drags himself out into the daylight after Tina is shot and thus lost to him forever.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Blacula drags himself out into the daylight after Tina is shot shot, and thus lost to him forever.]]



* 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 he eventually did pay for his crimes just not by Blacula's hands.

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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 he did eventually did pay for his crimes 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 (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.
* 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.

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** The vampires also seem to gain wild features when they turn turn, to the point they almost look like zombies (Dracula's brides are all green skinned skinned, for one). example). The sequels play this up a bit bit, as two turned characters, Willis and his girlfriend Denny, are shown looking like normal humans when not showcasing their fangs.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Dracula finds slavery a good idea in the intro. Again though, he's Again, he ''is'' a monster that makes a habit of turning people into his undead slaves.



* SuicideBySunlight: [[spoiler:Blacula ends his un-life this way, once he decides there's nothing to keep him in the world anymore.]]

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* SuicideBySunlight: [[spoiler:Blacula ends his un-life this way, once he decides that there's nothing to keep him in the world anymore.]]



* TragicMonster: Blacula himself, turned into vampire by Dracula and forced to give in to his vampiric urges. He actually seems like a decent person most of the time. The sequel goes a little further with him trying to get Lisa to undo the vampirisim on him via a voodoo ritual.

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* TragicMonster: Blacula himself, turned into vampire by Dracula and forced to give in to his vampiric urges. He actually seems like a decent person most of the time. The time, and the sequel goes a little further further, with him trying to get Lisa to undo the vampirisim on him via a voodoo ritual.
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