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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 (Arno Jürging) travel to Italy.

Italy is apparently a haven for 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.

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, the youngest and prettiest of the daughters is still a virgin. Will Dracula get to her, or will trusty farmhand Mario (Joe Dallesandro) “save” the 14-year-old (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.

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

Director
Paul Morrissey