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  • Released in 1972 | Color
  • Running Time: 93 Min.
  • Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP) | Power Productions
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1972) (USA) (theatrical) | Columbia-Warner Distributors (1973) (UK) (theatrical) | Warner Bros. (1973) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Directed by William Crain
  • Written by Raymond Koenig, Joan Torres
  • Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Norman T. Herman, Joseph T. Naar
  • Original Music by Gene Page
  • Cinematography by John M. Stephens
  • Film Editing by Allan Jacobs


  • Rising From the Echoing Corridors of Hell, An Awesome Being of the Supernatural - With Satanic Power of Sheer Dread. Chained Forever to a Slavery More Vile Than Any Before Endured...
  • He's black! he's beautiful! he's Blacula!
  • Warm, young bodies will feed his hunger, and hot, fresh blood his awful thirst!
  • His bite was outta sight!
  • Bloodsucker! - Deadlier than Dracula!


Blacula is a 1972 blaxploitation horror film produced for American International Pictures. It was directed by William Crain and stars William Marshall in the title role. Blacula was the first film to win the "Best Horror Film" award at the 1972 Saturn Awards. A sequel, Scream Blacula Scream was released in 1973, in which Marshall reprised his role.

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