Blood of Dracula (1957)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Herbert L. Strock.

Plot Summary

Troublesome student Nancy is hypnotised by her chemistry teacher and becomes a vampire, stalking her fellow students at an all-girl's school.


Director: Herbert L. Strock
Carmel Productions
Producer: Herman Cohen
Screenplay and original story: Ralph Thornton
Photography: Monroe Askins
Editor: Robert Moore
Music: Paul Dunlap
Sound: Herman Lewis
Art Director: Leslie Thomas

Sandra Harrison (Nancy Perkins)
Louise Lewis (Miss Branding)
Gail Ganley (Myra)
Jerry Blaine (Tab)
Heather Ames (Nola)
Malcolm Atterbury (Lieutenant Dunlap)
Mary Adams (Mrs Thorndyke)
Thomas B. Henry (Mr Perkins)
Don Devlin (Eddie)
Richard Devon (police inspector)

Alternative Titles

Blood Is My Heritage – UK title



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.7 p.10
  • The Daily Cinema no.7944 (15 January 1958) p.5
  • The Film Daily vol.112 no.125 (31 December 1957) p.6
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.147 no.47 (20 December 1957) p.3
  • Kinematograph Weekly no.2631 (16 January 1958) p.19
  • Midi-Minuit Fantastique no.4/5 (January 1963) p.153
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.25 no.290 (March 1958) p.34
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.210 no.4 (25 January 1958) p.690
  • Variety 8 January 1958


  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig  p.68
  • American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson pp.13-14 – credits, synopsis, review
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.106
  • Cinematic by John L. Flynn pp.77-78
  • in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010 by John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart p.34
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.74
  • Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee pp.303
  • It Came from 1957: A Critical Guide to the Year's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films by Rob Craig pp.213-217
  • by Walt Lee p.41 – credits
  • Rock ‘n' Roll Monsters: The American International Story by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.93-96; 289
  • The Vampire in Science Fiction Film and Literature by Paul Meehan pp.4, 104-106, 118,129, 209