BLOOD FOR DRACULA
Director: Paul Morrissey Run Time: 103 min. Release Year: 1974
Starring: Arno Juerging, Joe Dallesandro, Maxime McKendry, Udo Kier, Vittorio De Sica
“It has obvious appeal for the lover of Grand Guignol, but it equally addresses the thoughtful.” — Maurice Yacowar, THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Immediately after completing FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN, filmmaker Paul Morrissey and star Udo Kier created BLOOD FOR DRACULA, a sumptuously depraved Euroshocker that tows the line between art and bad taste. Desperate for virgin blood, Count Dracula (Kier) journeys to an Italian villa only to discover the family’s three young daughters are also coveted by the estate’s Marxist stud (Joe Dallesandro of Morrissey’s FLESH, TRASH, and HEAT). Stefania Casini (SUSPIRIA) and BICYCLE THIEVES director Vittorio De Sica co-star in one of the most unique and outrageous vampire films in history, now scanned uncut in 4K from the original negative for the first time ever. Film courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome and the American Genre Film Archive.