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Directed by Luca Bercovici
Produced by Jefery Levy
Written by Luca Bercovici
Jefery Levy
Chris Ver Wiel
Starring Dean Cameron
Toni Basil
Thomas Dolby
Tawny Fere
Susan Tyrrell
Bo Diddley
Music by Hilary Bercovici
Cinematography John Schwartzman
Edited by Maureen O'Connell
Distributed by Cannon Films
Release dates
  • February 23, 1990 (1990-02-23)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget US$1,500,000

Rockula is a 1990 comedy film about a vampire under a curse- The tagline is "He's a vampire that hasn't scored in 400 years- tonight's the night!" It was directed by Luca Bercovici, and co written with Bercovici and Jefery Levy. Starring as the vampire, Ralph LaVie, is Dean Cameron a prolific 1980's comedic actor. Toni Basil plays Phoebe LaVie, Ralph's mother. Thomas Dolby as the villain Stanley and Bo Diddley has somewhat more than a cameo, as Axman, playing in Ralph's band, incidentally named Rockula.


The film concerns a friendly vampire named Ralph who keeps losing his girlfriend Mona every 22 years. She is killed on Halloween by a blow to the head with a ham bone. She is reincarnated until Ralph can get it right and save her. In 1990 Mona is now a musician, so Ralph must start a band to get close to her and have fun performing at local clubs at the same time. The only person in his way is Mona's ex-boyfriend a wacky mortician named Stanley.

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