"Dracula's Soul Brutha'"

Films: Blacula (1972), Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)

Alias: Prince Mamuwalde

Type: Mystical

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: Ladies and gents, the Blaxploitation genre. On the surface, it sounds like a catastrophically racist codifier of films staring those of African descent. But while that may be true in some areas, it was actually a huge step in people rethinking the prejudice that plagued the previous decades. And it surprised no one when horror films took an interest. Enter the face of horror Blaxploitation, Blacula.

History: In the 18th century, Prince Mamuwalde was desperate to end the African slave trade, so he went to Dracula of all people for assistance. Naturally, Dracula refused, and even cursed the poor man to be his successor, dubbing him "Blacula". Soon, his coffin is uncovered in the modern day L.A., and now he can fill the night with terror.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Blacula is driven to suicide by sunlight when he sees his new sweetheart-turned-vampire get staked. However, his bones are recovered for his resurrection by a vengeful would-be voodoo heir. One failed attempt to turn back to human with the new voodoo queen's assistance later, he's slowly killed when the woman repeatedly stabs a voodoo doll of him.

Powers/Abilities: Standard vampire powers, alongside great strength.

Weakness: Standard vampire weaknesses, and voodoo.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Blacula is a commanding presence, whether he's getting chummy as Mamuwalde or rampaging as the vampire prince. Still, Dracula will always remain the bigger bastard, as he should know.

Trivia: -As stated before, Blaxploitation was sneered at for reveling in certain stereotypes, but at the same time applauded for featuring African-Americans in the roles of the main heroes and villains more frequently than ever.

-Blacula's actor, William Marshall, was the brains behind the vampire's characterization. He was insistent on giving him some dignity, so the original vampire's name (Andrew Brown) was scrapped.

Image Gallery

Heed the warning...except he's already dead, as seen here. Yeah.

Or, at least, one house, from the looks of it.

Give him a minute to compose himself. He just got out of damnation.

Would you believe she becomes the most terrifying vampire in the film?

You thought she'd be typecasted? Wrong!

With decor like that, you don't look unconspicuous at all.

If only this could happen to Edward Cullen instead.