Friday, August 15, 2014
Produced by Carlo Ponti, filmed at Cinecittà, and written, cast, and directed by Paul Morrissey (director of Heat and Trash), Blood for Dracula began shooting the day after the completion of Flesh for Frankenstein. It is a unique and individual version of Bram Stoker’s character, Count Dracula, played by the German actor Udo Kier. Searching for virgin blood, he comes upon three beautiful daughters of an aristocratic landowner (Vittorio De Sica), but is interfered with by the estate caretaker (Joe Dallesandro). As interesting now as it was then.