Tuesday, October 23, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 23 - Movie 2

Vampirism and voodoo mix in Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973). Prince Mamuwalde/Blacula is resurrected and quickly turns the tables on those who would try and control him to do their bidding. He also finds himself drawn to Pam Grier who hopes to cure Mamuwalde of his condition through a voodoo ritual.

Even though the story here meanders a bit as it gets rolling, I have to say that I enjoyed this sequel about as much as the original. The acting was good and the characters engaging.  The movie used mood well, and built suspense nicely. The mix of voodoo with vampires also brought a freshness to a stale sub-genre.

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