Thursday, October 23, 2014

October Horror Movie Challenge - Blacula (1972)

Synopsis: An African prince, Mamuwalde, is turned into a vampire by Dracula and locked in coffin. When the coffin makes its way to modern Los Angeles, Mamuwalde awakens and begins to seek out the reincarnation of his lost love.

The Good: This movie could have just been another schlocky blaxploitation flick if it weren't for the amazing performance of William Marshall. Marshall, a classically trained actor, gives the character gravitas.

The Bad: Despite Marshall's great performance, this is still a blaxpliotation film and has many of the trappings.

Final Thoughts: Mamuwalde one of my favorite vampires. If you like vampires, check this movie out. The sequel, Scream Blacula Scream is no where near as good, but is fun (and has voodoo).

In Your Game:  If you want to use Prince Mamuwalde in your cinematic unisystem game, check out Tim Brannan's post on him (which includes stats).

New To Me Movies Watched: 18
Total Movies Watched: 29

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this movie.
    I should check out the sequel this month while there is time.