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Blood For Dracula/Andy Warhol’s Dracula (1974)

This is Andy Warhol‘s version of Dracula. The count (Udo Kier) is ill and needs some virgin (pronounced “weer-gin”) blood to survive, and apparently Romania is fresh out of virgins so he and his helper, Anton (Arno Jürging) travel to Italy.

Italy is apparently a haven for Catholic virgins – “The Italians need them for their wedding ceremonies.”

Posing as a man searching for a wife, he ends up moving in with the Di Fiore family as the Marchese (Vittorio De Sica) and Marchesa (Maxime McKendry) have four daughters: Rubinia (Stefania Casini), Saphiria (Dominique Darel),  Esmeralda (Milena Vukotic) and prudish Perla (Silvia Dionisio).

The girls all claim to be virgins, but after biting them, he becomes violently ill, and begins to vomit, due to their impure blood.

Luckily for him, Perla – the youngest and prettiest of the daughters – is still a virgin.

Will Dracula get to her, or will sleazy farmhand Mario (Joe Dallesandro) rape the 14-year-old and “save” her – in the same way he already “saved” her sisters?

Blood for Dracula began shooting the day principal photography for Flesh for Frankenstein finished and utilised the same three lead players.

Don’t miss the total decapitation near the end of the film.

Count Dracula
Udo Kier
Arno Jürging
Esmeralda Di Fiore
Milena Vukotic
Saphiria Di Fiore
Dominique Darel
Rubinia Di Fiore
Stefania Casini
Perla Di Fiore
Silvia Dionisio
Mario Balato
Joe Dallesandro
Il Marchese Di Fiore
Vittorio De Sica
La Marchesa Di Fiore
Maxime McKendry

Paul Morrissey