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.