This film comes from a collection known as Gore House Greats, 12 movies on 4 discs purchased for five dollars--In other words, a bunch of B movies for really cheap. I will be reviewing them in the coming days. First up is Blood Of Dracula’s Castle, a 1969 film.
A young couple inherits a castle, but when they go to move in they find it houses Dracula, his bride, their butler (John Carradine), a deformed, retarded giant, and a random killer with some captured women in the basement who serve as food for the vampires. They also need to make a virgin sacrifice to a God named Luna. Needless to say, the dialogue in this movie is dreadful and the acting is almost as bad. The action scenes are laughable. Alexander D’Arcy makes possibly the worst vampire I have ever seen.
Somehow I managed to enjoy this movie though. A big reason for this is because the movie was not remastered. It looks like it was transferred from the reel directly to the DVD (maybe it was?) so you get the feeling you would have had watching it in the theatre with all the pops, buzzes, vertical lines and cigarette burns. I really liked the music in the film and the settings outside the castle (a carnival, Oceanside, et cetera). The first 30-45 minutes of the movie are fairly decent and it falls apart after that. I give a very mild recommendation for this film, as long as you understand what you are getting into before you watch it. These old films are not for most.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5