Blood of Dracula's Castle

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Blood of Dracula's Castle
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Directed by Al Adamson,
Jean Hewitt
Produced by Martin B. Cohen,
Samuel M. Sherman,
Rex Carlton,
Al Adamson
Written by Rex Carlton
Starring John Carradine
Alex D'Arcy
Paula Raymond
Robert Dix
Ray Young
Vicki Volante
John Cardos
Kent Osborne
Gene O'Shane
Barbara Bishop
Cinematography László Kovács
Edited by Peter Perry Jr.
Distributed by Crown International Pictures (theatrical, USA)
Release dates
  • 1969 (1969)
Running time 84 min
Country United States
Language English

Blood of Dracula's Castle is a 1969 horror cult B-movie directed by Al Adamson and released by exploitation film specialists Crown International Pictures.

Plot[edit]

Count Dracula (Alexander D'Arcy) and his vampire wife (Paula Raymond), hiding behind the pseudonyms of Count and Countess Townsend, lure girls to their castle in the Arizona desert to be drained of blood by their butler George (John Carradine), who then mixes real bloody marys for the couple. Then the real owners of the castle show up, along with Johnny, who is a serial killer or a werewolf depending on which version you watch. The owners refuse to sell, so Dracula wants to force them to sell. In a final confrontation, the vampires are forced to stand in the sunlight and dissolve.

The role of Countess Townsend was originally intended for Jayne Mansfield, but she died in a car accident before shooting began. A sequel, to be called Dracula's Coffin, was planned but never materialized.

Ostensibly located in Arizona, the film was actually shot at Shea's Castle, near Lancaster, California. Other portions of the film were shot in the Coachella Valley, California.[1]

Cast[edit]

  • John Carradine: George, the butler
  • Paula Raymond: Countess Townsend
  • Alexander D'Arcy: Count Dracula, alias Count Charles Townsend
  • Robert Dix: Johnny
  • Gene Otis Shayne: Glen Cannon (as Gene O'Shane)
  • Jennifer Bishop: Liz Arden (as Barbara Bishop)
  • Vicki Volante: Ann, motorist-victim
  • Ray Young: Mango
  • John 'Bud' Cardos:(as John Cardos)
  • Ken Osborne
  • Joyce King: Body in Water

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palm Springs Visitors Center. "Coachella Valley Feature Film Production 1920–2011". Filming in Palm Springs. Palm Springs, CA. Retrieved October 1, 2012. Download (Downloadable PDF file)

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