Thursday, October 8, 2015
October Movie Challenge: Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979)
On paper it has a lot going for it.
John Carradine turning in his last role as Dracula.
Yvonne De Carlo, though given the really unfortunate name of Jugulia Vein. What is this a Scooby-Doo movie?
Brother Theodore in a Reinfield like role. Brother Theodore was just an odd dude. He has never really ceased to entertain me. ....Till now.
Even Nai Bonet, whom I was sure couldn't act, at least would look good in the part.
It has some things that gave me pause, Like renaming Dracula's Castle as Hotel Transylvania 33+ years before Adam Sandler did.
But when I realized this was going to be a disco-dance movie I should have ran. But dear readers I am committed.
Lets be honest. This is a terrible movie. I wasn't expecting much, but I was hoping for more than this. Carradine's talents are wasted on this, even more so that "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula". Nai Bonet is just bad. She is a great dancer to be sure, but her acting is so bad.
It also strikes me that there are a lot of similarities between this movie and "Love At First Bite".
In the end nothing really can save this movie. I can't even find something small in it for a game.
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