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Scream Blacula Scream

Scream Blacula Scream -1973
Bob Kelljan

Joan Torres
Raymond Koenig

William Marshall
Don Mitchell
Pam Grier

Review by Wayne Malin


Sequel to “Blacula” has him (William Marshall) being resurrected and seeking to have the curse of vampirism lifted from him by a voodoo priestess (Pam Grier). The plot is interesting and Marshall (with his deep, booming voice and commanding presence) and Grier (beautiful but badly used) are very good. However, it’s sort of depressing seeing Grier playing a weak, weepy female–where’s the strong, independent woman of “Coffy” and “Foxy Brown”?

All in all the film is not that good. It’s an AIP film so it looks ugly, some of the vampire makeup is laughable, it’s badly directed (except for a few genuinely scary vampire attacks), has really inappropriate music and (with the exception of Marshall and Grier) bad acting. Lousy ending too.

Do yourself a favor–rent the original. You’ll be much better off.

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