Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Zoltan: Hound of Dracula (1978)

The movie is about Dracula's dog, who coincidentally is also a vampire. Zoltan is freed from his tomb, and sets out to wreak havoc on the Drake family, the last known descendants of Dracula. Knowing this, honestly, what would you expect? Despite the absurdity, this is a cheesy, stupid, but fun and entertaining 70s 'animal attacks' film. It really is hilarious watching a dog seduce other dogs into his legion of vampire dogs. C'mon, who wouldnt like to see that? Sure, it manages to make an hour and a half seem like three, and they must have picked the actors up off the street, but with glowing eyes and greyed hair, the dogs are sufficiently creepy. Echoes Devil Dog a bit, but makes for a great Killer Animal marathon.

Rating: 5/10.

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  1. I really enjoyed this one a lot upon seeing it on a Saturday afternoon back in the 80's. Michael Pataki is always a sure sign of some exploitation goodness. The story is ridiculous and laughable at times, but the scenes with the dogs, as you say, are very creepy and effective.

  2. Its hard not to like it, Im a sucker for killer animal flicks!

  3. Hmm, I ain't seen this one. I have a feeling I may have it somewhere though. Either on tape or a shitty bootleg dvd compilation.

  4. ..or in your worst nightmares, buwahaha..


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