Release date1969 (1969) CastAlexander D'Arcy (Count Charles Townsend (Dracula)), Paula Raymond (Countess Townsend), John Carradine (George), Robert Dix (Johnny), Jennifer Bishop (Liz Arden), Gene Otis Shayne (Glen Cannon) Similar moviesHalloween, Snake Island, Dracula's War, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, Dracula: Prince of Darkness
TaglineONCE THE GATE CLOSES YOU'LL NEVER GET OUT!
Blood of Dracula's Castle is a 1969 horror cult B-movie directed by Al Adamson and released by exploitation film specialists Crown International Pictures.
Count Dracula (Alexander D'Arcy) and his vampire wife (Paula Raymond), hiding behind the pseudonyms of Count and Countess Townsend, lure girls to their castle in the Arizona desert to be drained of blood by their butler George (John Carradine), who then mixes real Bloody Marys for the couple. Then the real owners of the castle show up, along with Johnny, who is a serial killer or a werewolf depending on which version you watch. The owners refuse to sell, so Dracula wants to force them to sell. In a final confrontation, the vampires are forced to stand in the sunlight and dissolve.
The role of Countess Townsend was originally intended for Jayne Mansfield, but she died in a car accident before shooting began. A proposed sequel, to be called Dracula's Coffin, was planned but never materialized.
Ostensibly located in Arizona, the film was actually shot at Shea's Castle, near Lancaster, California. Other portions of the film were shot in the Coachella Valley, California.
Jayne Mansfield was originally set to star in the film as Countess Townsend. A proposed sequel, to be titled Dracula's Coffin, was announced but never filmed.
John Carradine: George, the butler
Paula Raymond: Countess Townsend
Alexander D'Arcy: Count Dracula, alias Count Charles Townsend