Monster of the Day #1398

This is the figure I came closest to buying (with the Horror of Party Beach monster a close second). It was in pre-production and that would have been the time to get it. Now it’s an expensive secondary market buy. Oh, well, I’ll have to be happy with my life-sized rubber Fiend Without a Face.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Every time I watch this movie I still wonder how a film titled ‘Blacula’ can be so darn good. Is it really all just the sheer magnificence that is William Marshall?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Removable fangs for Richard Daystrom action figure.

  • Flangepart

    Put this fig in front of a computer terminal, while Kirk and Spock come at him with a hammer and stake…priceless.

  • The Rev.

    Having rewatched it recently, I would say that, while he is a major reason it’s as great as it is (hell, I’ll say THE major reason, because goddamn he was so good in this), the story itself is well-done (Mamuwalde’s back story is wonderfully painful) and everyone, regardless of acting talent, sells it straight, thereby improving the chances of the audience being drawn in. And we get some good vamp action to boot.

    It really should be better known than it already is, because it would certainly surprise people with its quality. (Future T-Fest showing, perhaps, Ken and/or Sandy?) Sadly, I cannot take up that mantle; I have enough trouble convincing people to watch Lydia Shum and Weng-Weng movies. And Dead of Night/Deathdream which really should be talked about in the same manner as Clark’s later Black Christmas.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I have to second what you say about the story. Given that it was originally intended as a comedy (or so I’ve been told), I have to wonder just what kind of a rewrite was needed to make Blacula into the movie that we ended up with.

  • Ericb

    In the next Trek movie they should make Doctor Daystrom Blackula.