For this round, we’re dialing back the counterculture clock to take a long, loving look at 1972’s groundbreaking horror film BLACULA, a movie that found fame due its dime-store joke title, but was in truth both a sophisticated tragedy and razor sharp socially aware fantasy. We’ve locked down director William Crain – the man who birthed this delirious American International Pictures classic – to discuss his own wild ride behind the camera, the making of this brilliant and often misunderstood movie and the many ways in which he (along with star William Marshall) managed to rewrite the script they were given (originally called COUNT BROWN’S IN TOWN) to weave in potent commentary while also having a blast making a genuinely scary and often very funny horror thriller. You do NOT want to miss this exclusive, in-depth interview!
Also in the issue, we’ll look at the lesser but still important sequel SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM, continue on the so-called “Blaxploitation” thread to discuss the little-seen William Marshall Exorcist clone ABBY, have words with ROBOCOP and PIRANHA producer and film print collector/enthusiast Jon Davison, talk with DEATH LINE and DEAD AND BURIED auteur Gary Sherman, explore the restoration of the ALIEN meets FRANKENSTEIN shocker THE KINDRED and so much more. All this plus a DYNAMITE cover by artist/designer Ryan Brookhart make DELIRIUM #27 a must-own