Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969) - Horror

Hohum Score

90

Hohummer

Count Dracula and his wife capture beautiful young women and chain them in their dungeon, to be used when they need to satisfy their thirst for blood.

IMDB: 3.2
Director: Al Adamson
Stars: John Carradine, Paula Raymond
Length: 84 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 9 out of 33 found boring (27.27%)

One-line Reviews (20)

Director Al Adamson churned out a lot of low budget genre efforts like this one, and they never really get any better in quality, but they're always entertaining in a blatantly silly way.

Its somewhat ineptly made but all of it endearing, right down to the confusing issue of whether Robert Dix's Johnny is a werewolf or not.

It is very intense movie.

Perhaps Adamson was wanting to make a straight and serious film and while doing that, this one here comes off a bit boring and never reaches its potential of becoming an outrageously funny film.

Boy, does this hysterically cruddy clinker possess all the right wrong stuff to qualify as a real four-star stinkeroonie: the hopelessly ham-fisted (mis)directed by the notorious Al Adamson, a seriously confused and meandering narrative, the hilariously atrocious acting, a talky script, the rusty tin-eared dialogue ("I Love you dearly, dear"), the complete absence of any tension and creepy atmosphere, a plodding place, the tacky (far from) special effects, the roaring stock film library score, the clumsy attempts at humor, and the limply staged less-than-thrilling grand finale all give this perfectly putrid picture a certain endearingly kitschy charm.

I found most of this movie rather plodding and dull, accompanied by an overbearing score which attempts to ape the classic Universal pictures.

All this makes for a dull viewing experience.

However, this is still good for a boring Sunday afternoon.

BLOOD is boring, with only a few laughs produced from the bad acting and flimsy-looking props.

D'Arcy is an especially entertaining villain because he's just so damn pleasant and cheerful.

Much of it is entertaining in that "so bad it's good" sort of way.

It's dull, dreary, poorly acted and written and has what are probably the two most ineffective vampires in history (even though one is supposed to Count Dracula?!

Still, BLOOD is bad, and more mediocre than entertaining.

Bad, Dull and Dreary .

That dragged on for a while...

Here he only adds to the boredom.

Personally, though, I believe this adds to the aesthetic of the movie; something about the apparent age of the film makes it that much more enjoyable to watch.

Enjoyable Grade Z clunker .

I suppose it's worth a watch if your really really bored ** out of 5

Worth Watching Mainly For John Carradine .