Release date9 August 1967 CastBill Rogers, William Kerwin, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Dolores Carlos, Otto Schlessinger, Gail Janis GenresHorror, B movie, Cult film Similar moviesRelated Herschell Gordon Lewis movies
TaglineA ghastly tale drenched with gouts of blood spurting from the writhing victims of a madman's lust!
A taste of blood 1967 trailer
A Taste of Blood is a 1967 American horror film, produced and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It stars, among others, Bill Rogers and Elizabeth Wilkinson. The movie was also known as The Secret of Dr. Alucard. Lewis considered this his masterpiece, which may account for the film's relatively long running time of two hours (most of Lewis's films run no longer than 80 minutes).
A Miami businessman, John Stone, receives a parcel from England containing two old bottles of Slivovitz brandy from his recently deceased ancestor, and after drinking both bottles, becomes a vampire. Stone uses his newfound vampire powers to keep his wife, Helena, in a trance as he travels to England to kill the descendents of Abraham Van Helsing that murdered Count Dracula. Meanwhile, Helsing's distant relative, Howard Helsing, pursues Stone with the intent to put the reborn vampire to rest for good.
Bill Rogers as John Stone
Elizabeth Wilkinson as Helene Stone
William Kerwin as Dr. Hank Tyson (as Thomas Wood)
Lawrence Tobim as Det. Crane
Ted Schell as Lord Gold
Otto Schlessinger as Dr. Howard Helsing
Eleanor Vaill as Hester Avery
Gail Janis as Vivian
Herschell Gordon Lewis as The Limey Seaman and Voice of Baron Khron (as Seymour Sheldon)