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William Marshall (Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Maverick) stars as African Prince Mamuwalde in Blacula, the avant-garde blaxploitation horror film that’s both subversive and refreshingly entertaining. In 1780, Mamuwalde travels to Transylvania seeking Count Dracula’s (Charles Macaulay, Splash, Star Trek) support for the abolition of the slave trade between their countries. Instead, Dracula curses the prince by transforming him into a vampire and locking him in a coffin. Two centuries later, Blacula is set free in modern day Los Angeles to terrorize the city in his nightly quest for blood. William Crain (Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde, TV’s The Dukes of Hazzard) directs and Vonetta McGee (Hammer, The Eiger Sanction, Repo Man, The Great Silence), Denise Nicholas (Let’s Do It Again, TV’s In the Heat of the Night, Room 222), Elisha Cook (Rosemary’s Baby, The KIlling, House on Haunted HIll) and Thalmus Rasulala (Friday Foster, New Jack City, Above the Law) co-star.
STARRING: Denise Nicholas, Vonetta McGee, Gordon Pinsent, Thalmus Rasulala