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Andy Warhol's Dracula
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by Rob Gonsalves

"One of the two best things Warhol ever put his signature on."
5 stars

One of two Andy Warhol-sponsored horror comedies released the same year ('Flesh for Frankenstein' was the other).

The great, fearless Udo Kier is Dracula, who’s in a bit of a fix: he needs the blood of female virgins (pronounced where-gins), but there are none left in Transylvania. So he moves to Italy (plenty of virgins there, right?) with his servant (Arno Juerging) and lives with a family of nobles. Stud puppet/gardener Joe Dallesandro spoils Dracula’s plan by boinking every potential virgin in the vicinity. Whenever Dracula drinks some impure, non-virginal blood, he gags and barfs. Eventually he’s reduced to slurping his fix out of a soggy piece of bread that his servant dipped into a puddle of blood at the scene of a horse-and-buggy accident.

Pretty funny, especially Roman Polanski’s cameo, though not nearly as wild as Flesh for Frankenstein — but then again, few movies are. There’s been a lot of dispute over the years as to who actually directed these movies — Warhol associate Paul Morrissey, or Italian director Antonio Margheriti. Not a lot of people really care one way or the other these days.

Warhol himself had nothing to do with either project aside from lending his name.

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9/12/07 mr. mike a must-see 4 stars
3/30/06 Dethbyhashi Crazy Midnight Movie Fun 4 stars
10/22/04 Daniel hillarious, kier is great; glad i got the criterion dvd before it went out of print 4 stars
1/14/03 Charles Tatum So cheesy, and so fun 4 stars
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  17-Mar-1974 (R)



Directed by
  Paul Morrissey

Written by
  Pat Hackett
  Paul Morrissey

  Joe Dallesandro
  Udo Kier
  Arno Juerging
  Maxime McKendry

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