Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dracula's Dog (1978) aka Zoltan, Hound of Dracula aka Zoltan il Cane di Dracula aka Dracula contro Zombi

 3 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: Man's best friend is now man's worst fiend
Directed by: Albert Band
Written by: Frank Ray Perilli
Actors include: Michael Pataki, Jan Shutan, Libby Chase
Genre: Horror
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA/Italy

Now this is definitely a cheaply made film that delivers exactly what it promises. An angry dog that belonged to Dracula who is sprung from a grave after a stake is removed from it's heart. From there it removes the stake from the servant of Dracula who comes to life also. They find out that the only living descendent of Dracula is nearby, so they go and bother him. Of course he's a family man with a dog of his own and now he has to defend his family and himself from this vampiric dog. It's silly, never scary (shining flashlights into a dog's eyes doesn't exactly freak me out), the costuming department is well less than skilled and it gets pretty dull pretty fast. They try with a few scenes of gore, but nothing too exciting. I'd say it's slightly better than Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell which came out around the same time with similar result. This one tried a bit harder and was more violent, but the other was more laughable.

Availability:  On DVD

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