The following recommendations represent the best 15% of 1613 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.
A dark romance!
The smirking 70's African American vampire returns. A vague voodoo spell brings him back and spares us most details of his revival. Funky music then eases us into yet another cheerful recreation of the classic vampire tale, once again adapted to an ebony sauce. This isn’t a musical, but it isn’t horror either. It is an imprint of its time and one of the best Blaxploitation flick out there.
Not much happens, considering we’re dealing with the infectious descendant of Dracula. This is a rare instance where the main character is more important than the story. The stakes aren't very high. It is a feel-good movie that revolves around flirt more than bats and bites. In this world, the vamps spread their curse as if it’s something they have to do and not as a sacred act.
Like Hammer’s rendition of Dracula, Blacula is more physical than magical and more aggressive than hypnotic. He runs around frantically and isn't exactly mysterious or subtle. Things get rougher in the second half. As a whole, the film is slightly more dramatic and serious than its predecessor, but not necessarily scarier. The makers obviously enjoyed themselves and their delirium comes across.