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Blood for Dracula
Directed by Paul Morrissey • 1974 • United States
Starring Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Maxime McKendry
Paul Morrissey’s follow-up to FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN is another audacious, elegantly lurid reimagining of horror mythology that lives in its own perverse realm somewhere between camp outrageousness and avant-garde genre deconstruction. Cult icon Udo Kier returns, here as the infamous Transylvanian count who journeys to Italy in search of virgin blood—only to find that virgins are not so easy to come by. Warhol Superstar Joe Dallesandro (as a Marxist-spouting stud) and BICYCLE THIEVES director Vittorio De Sica(!) costar in what is ultimately a surprisingly moral-minded satire of modern values.