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Blacula back to product details

Before "Vampire In Brooklyn", there was...
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written by Lastcrackerjack May 1, 2006 - 6:49 PM PDT
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Directed by William Crain, who would go on to helm episodes of "Starsky & Hutch" and "The Dukes of Hazzard" and written by Raymond Koenig and Joan Torres, this staple of the "Blaxploitation" genre is actually not played for giggles. The inherent campiness of the story is lost on the characters and played straight.

"Blacula" is not a bad horror film. In fact, the vampire attacks are delivered with impressive creepiness and style. As Rasulala and a police lieutenant become aware that there's a vampire epidemic going around, there's an eerie, Stephen King/ "Salem's Lot" tension in the film as the heroes try to figure out their next move when no one else is liable to believe them.

Much of the dialogue and supporting cast are completely wooden, but Gene Page provided a slick funk soundtrack, including the opening titles tune - "Blacula (The Stalkwalk)" - which is set to an amusing little animated sequence. The Hues Corporation show up to perform two songs in the club scenes, providing forgettable R&B vocals.

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