Wednesday, March 16, 2016
So this movie starts out with Prince Mamuwalde getting bitten by Count Dracula and holed up in his tomb. Then we jump forward 200 years or so to the 1970s where pimps and groovy soul musicians hang out at nightclubs. Lots of necks get bitten turning people into green-faced blood-slurping monsters. This is probably one of the better known relics of the blaxploitation era due to it's goofiness and it makes for a fun watch. The highlights are definitely a couple of appearances by a cool dude named Skillet(Jitu Cumbuka) who totally should have had more screen time. Thalmus Rasulala as the main hero is also pretty damn suave as he usually is in these types of films..
Got a chance to catch a print of this last night on the big screen and even after many viewings both on TV and VHS it's still a good time.
There was a sequel the next year with Pam Grier which, from what I remember, is just about as good as this one.
Known in Spain as BLACK DRACULA!: