Blood of Dracula’s Castle (1969)

USA, 1967
84m
35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Al Adamson.

Plot Summary

Dracula turns up in contemporary California, sharing a castle with his wife. They abduct a number of young local women who they chain up in the dungeon.

Credits

Crew
Director: Al Adamson
© MCMLXIX [1969] A&E Film Corporation
Crown International presents a Paragon International picture
Executive Producer: Martin B. Cohen
Producers: Al Adamson, Rex Carlton
Associate Producers: Ewing Brown, Jerome Wexler
Script: Rex Carlton
Director of Photography: Leslie Kovacs
Supervising Editor: Ewing Brown
Editor: Peter Perry
Music: Lincoln Mayorage
Production Sound: Jerry Hansen
Make Up: Jean Hewitt
Special Make Up Effects: Kenny Osborne
Locations: Indio, California, USA; San Diego, California, USA

Cast
John Carradine (George)
Paula Raymond (Countess Townsend)
Alexander D’Arcy as Count Dracula
Robert Dix (Johnny)
Gene O’Shane (Glen Cannon)
Barbara Bishop (Liz Arden)
Vicki Volante (Ann)
Ray Young (Mango)
John Cardos
Ken Osborne

Alternative Titles

Castle of Dracula
Dracula und seine Opfer
– West German title
Dracula’s Castle
– US television title
Dracula’s Coffin
– working title
Feast of the Vampires
– early title
Verilinna
– Finnish title

References

Periodicals
Black Oracle no.3 (March 1970) p.19 – review (by Bill George)
Kine Weekly no.3244 (13 December 1969) p.10 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.37 no.433 (February 1970) p.31 – credits, synopsis, review
Today’s Cinema no.9761 (12 December 1969) p.5 – review

Books
Cinematic Vampires by John L. Flynn pp.156-157
Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010 by John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart pp.34-35
Earth vs the Sci-fi Filmmakers: Twenty Interviews by Tom Weaver pp.61-85 – illustrated interview with Robert Dix
Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.42
John Carradine: The Films by Tom Weaver pp.280-282
Kine & TV Year Book 1971 p.106
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.41 – credits
Schlock-O-Rama: The Films of Al Adamson by David Konow pp.27-31 – article
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.144-145
Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.71-72