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From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

< Blacula
  • The group performing in the club is The Hues Corporation.
  • The film won the first ever Saturn Award for Best Horror Film.
  • Denise Nicholas' film debut.
  • The Simpsons have referenced the character and film Blacula multiple times:
  1. In Simpson Tide, Homer is watching TV, and hears an announcer's voice say "Next, on Exploitation Theatre...Blacula, followed by Blackenstein, and The Blunchblack of Blotre Blame!"
  2. In the "I've Grown a Costume on Your Face" segment of Treehouse of Horror XVI, Dr. Hibbert dresses as Dracula for Halloween, but Mayor Quimby confuses him for Blacula. When Hibbert appears offended by this, Quimby whispers to his bodyguard "Get him the standard racist remark apology letter. It's in the middle drawer."
  3. In All's Fair in Oven War, the Simpsons begin the episode by watching a clip from Blacula Meets Black Dracula, in which both Blacula and Black Dracula are dancing on a disco floor. A white authoritative figure appears, who then turns off the music and states his intent to turn it into a hockey rink. Blacula responds by calling it a "honkey rink" and sucking his blood. Homer then announces that the actor who played Black Dracula is now a congressman from Virginia.
  • In the music video for "Adam's Song" by blink-182, Tom Delonge wears a Blacula T-shirt.
  • The music video for the Gnarls Barkley song "Who Cares" revolves around the misfortunes of a jaded black vampire character named Blacula.
  • There is a pornographic spoof of Blacula titled, Lust of Blackula.
  • In the novel Anno Dracula, Prince Mamuwalde is mentioned in passing as a notable non-Caucasian vampire.
  • Cartoon Network's Robot Chicken made a reference to Blacula in one of their sketches, along with Blackenstein and the Black Mummy.
  • The Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 have a song entitled "Back in Blacula" on their album Songs from the Recently Deceased.
  • In the illustrations of Andrew Craven,[1] Blacula is re-represented in Penny Dreadful and the Blacula Encounter where he is the subject of one of Penny's decadent adventures.
  • In The Venture Bros. series, Jefferson Twilight is an African-American character (and friend of Dr. Orpheus) who exclusively hunts vampires of any 'black' ethnicity (African, African-American, African-British, et cetera) which he refers to as Blaculas.
  • On MADtv there is a parody of Blacula (Aries Spears) who is usually accompanied by the parody of Dr Funkenstein (Keegan-Michael Key).
  • An episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air showed Will Smith going into a dank basement. When Will sees the door creak and the basement storage room is full of 1970s items, he comments, "the door is straight outta Blacula".
  • In "Billy and Mandy", Dracula was portrayed as an African American similar to Blacula.
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