Blood For Dracula (1974)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

Original title:  Dracula Cerca Sangue Di Vergine…E Mori Di Sete!!!

Alternate title:  Andy Warhol’s Dracula

Italy/France, 1974.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Yanne et Rassam, Andy Warhol Presentation.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey, based on the character created by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  Podcast:  My Criterions.  

Of the two horror films that Paul Morrissey made on a shoestring budget in Italy in 1974 (the other being Flesh For Frankenstein), this one is by far the more entertaining of the two. Its ridiculous storyline has the evil Count Dracula (a hilariously campy ) traveling the countryside in search of fresh “wurgin” blood to satisfy his vampire urges.

He finds it in the manor of a impoverished nobleman (Vittorio De Sica), whose three daughters are ripe for the taking. Or are they? While their father might think they are pure, the girls have been getting along quite well with their hunky gardener () and have even taken to spending quality time with him.

This one is in the ‘so bad it’s good’ category, and some of the sets are actually quite lovely.

The Criterion Collection:  #28

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