Scream Blacula Scream

1973

Action / Fantasy / Horror

19
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 1805

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Pam Grier as Lisa Fortier
Richard Lawson as Willis Daniels
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809.65 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 36 min
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by quridley 7 / 10

Letdown

This starts very strong, being a much tighter and serious movie than the first. This feels like real horror. But the wheels fall off due to missing scenes and a literal unfinished ending. I guess Sam Z Arkoff, the studio head at American International Pictures (AIP), put less money into this sequel, despite the success of the original. That was the practice then with exploitation franchises (and the penny-saving Hollywood films of 2017).

Everything considered, its an OK watch. Not as good as the first Blackula and not even required viewing like Black Caesar's fabulous sequel "Hell Up In Harlem". But if you are forgiving in the mood for entertaining 70s cheese that is quite strong, check out SBS.

Reviewed by GL84 8 / 10

Decent follow-up to a classic

After the death of his mother, a gang-member swears revenge on the newly-voted leader by resurrecting the vampire Blacula to do his bidding but longs to rid himself of his curse and as bodies start piling up everyone races to stop him before he puts his nefarious plan into motion.

This one features some really great moments. One of the film's best quality is that it really raises the bar by showcasing a vampire who is struggling with his own inner blood-lust. This humanizes the main vampire character a bit by showing the lengths he is willing to take to get rid of his vampiric side. This isn't really a guy who is trying to cover up for his more dark nature, but rather is one who is warring with himself, striving to overpower his own sinister urges. Key to this success is a noticeable distinction of the two characters, from the obvious physical differences to the human persona which is affecting and interesting with how he seems cultured and amicable enough to want to genuinely mingle with modern society. Although still able to turn into the Blacula character with shadowy eyes, stark cheekbones, a frizzed out widow's peak and some wild hair-patches smeared across his face, there's a strong difference here that makes for an interesting new evolution in the vampire personality dynamic. There's even plenty of fantastic action, including a vampire woman rising from her coffin as an unsuspecting character watches in shock highlighted by a raging thunderstorm that illuminates the set sporadically, a vampiric assault on two intruders of their mansion and a quite ingenious attack on a woman who can't see him creeping up as there is no reflection in the mirror. This also includes the climatic vampires against the police fiasco set in a dark mansion as the hordes come crawling out of the mansion to stop them while the extravagant voodoo ceremony takes place alongside the action which is a highlight. Coupled with some genuinely funny lines, this one really has a lot to like about it as there isn't a lot that doesn't work. This, thankfully, puts a grateful end to the old tradition of vampires turning into bats. This is a thankful element that has been dropped and is the source of a lot of unintentional humor in the genre. For starters, they can't fly, they're not very fast, and they have the directional acumen of a moth on crack. There's a really hysterical scene in here that proves this where Blacula transforms into a bat and we can see him fluttering side by side with cars and buses on a busy metropolitan highway. Realizing that there are plenty of other ways of making more progress down the street than the way he is, he decides to forego his embarrassing flying foolishness and turns back into a human. This goofy scene alone proves that those scenes are no longer needed in vampire films. The worst problem is that the film has no clear-cut ending. It simply ends, without much fanfare or much of anything being resolved. It's quite a disappointment over the great ending that the first one had, and it lowers the film somewhat.

Rated R: Language and Violence.

Reviewed by a_chinn 6 / 10

Enjoyable Horror Blaxploitation

"Let the cartoooooooooooon begin!" Sorry, but for my generation William Marshall is best remembered as The King of Cartoons from Pee Wee's Playhouse, but little did I realize that he was originally the super cool vampire Prince Mamuwalde AKA Blacula! Marshall returns in this sequel that's surprisingly good. Having been vanquished at the end of the first film, Blacula is resurrected by a drug dealer who wants to use Blacula to exact his revenge. Blacula instead turns the dealer into part of a vampire army he commands for his own ends, part of which is securing Pam Grier, who hadn't broke out yet with "Coffy" which was released this same year. The vampires are creepy, the voodoo themed storyline is entertaining, and the film features a strong leads in Marshall and Grier. Overall, this is pretty silly blaxploitation film, but it's also quite entertaining in a camp sort of way. And look fast for Craig T. Nelson as a police sergeant.

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