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Movie-of-the-Month: “Blacula” (1972)
October 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The first African-American horror film ever made, director Bill Crain’s “Blacula,” released in 1972, stands as one of the earliest “blaxploitation” films that was different from the genre.
William Marshall plays Mamuwalde, an African prince married to Luva (Vonetta McGee). They travel to Transylvania to protest the slave trade and ask help from Dracula. He puts a curse on Mamuwalde and locks him up for an eternity as a vampire. Virtually a century later, Mamuwalde is released in the U.S. This is when the horror, the shocks, the romance and the sadness come in. Don’t miss this hidden gem!
The free film will be shown on Thursday, October 5 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the East Campus Gen Re Forum.