Friday, October 12, 2012
31 Days of Dracula | Andy Warhol's Blood for Dracula (1974)
Like Flesh for Frankenstein before it, the Andy Warhol-produced Blood for Dracula plays with the intersection between horror and sex. Udo Kier (who played Baron Frankenstein in Flesh for Frankenstein, and played a less well-known vampire in Blade) plays a dying Dracula who now needs virgin blood to survive. Thinking that a Catholic country might be the place to find that, he moves to Italy and meets a rich guy with four daughters. Whether they're virgins - and how their sexual status affects their fates - is what the film is most interested in exploring.
It's fun to think about what's coming out and which movies I'm most interested in, then compare that at the end of the year to w...