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YMMV / Blacula

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  • Awesome Music: This movie had a pretty damn funky soundtrack that mixed creepy horror motifs with R&B and funk.
  • Complete Monster: Although briefly seen, the first film's incarnation of Dracula manages to be even worse than most other depictions. Not only is he a blood sucking monster who's turned dozen of girls into vampires (as we see when he unveils his harem and sics them on Blacula's wife), he's also involved in the slave trade. When the African prince and his wife come seeking his help, he turns the prince into a vampire, renames him "Blacula," imprisons him in a coffin to starve for all eternity (and because he was now an immortal vampire, his suffering would never stop), and starves his wife to death. Unlike Blacula himself, who is a tragic character and spends most of the second film searching for a cure for his vampirism, Dracula relishes in being a vampire, showing no remorse for anything he does.
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  • Narm Charm: The title and premise seem to be from a pitch-perfect cheesy Blaxploitation parody, but the films do take the premise seriously and are actually pretty effective as horror flicks.
  • Older Than They Think: Kids these days are more likely to be familiar with the Blacula-inspired character in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy than with this movie.
  • Values Dissonance: Many of the comments regarding the two Camp Gay characters in the beginning are definitely a product of a less enlightened era. The fact that the cops dismiss their deaths because they are gay is downright offensive to modern viewers.
    • Values Resonance: This is just another part of the movie's stance on prejudice being wrong, though.


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