Dracula Bites the Big Apple (1979)

01/01/1979 (US) ComedyHorror 22m

Overview

In 1979 Richard Wenk directed a bizarre short film by the name of Dracula Bites the Big Apple. It begins in sepia and a quote from Hamlet, but quickly moves into colour and disco as the titular Count boards a plane to New York to check out the “pulsating night life”. What follows is a blend of some very obvious gags, a handful of more imaginative ones, over-egged performances and an irresistible musical number revolving around a cover version of King Harvest’s Dancing in the Moonlight. Oh, and the owner of Studio 54, Steve Rubell, pops up in a cameo playing himself. It really is a genuine curiosity, an odd mix of comedy, horror, musical and love letter to New York which Wenk absolutely refuses to take seriously. Dracula Bites the Big Apple enabled Wenk seven years later to create the Grace Jones vehicle Vamp.

  1. Richard Wenk

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Peter Loewy

    Dracula

  2. Barry Gomolka

    Renfield

  3. Karen Tull

    The Girl

  4. Steve Rubell

    Himself

  5. Whitey Wenk

    Customs Official

Full Cast & Crew

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -

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Content Score

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