VIDEO FEED: Son of Dracula (1974) with Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon & Ringo Starr

posted Tuesday Oct 21st, 2014

It's that time of year, and since we left you hanging without a proper Sunday Matinee this week, we're back in the fold with a super-rare rock horror film starring Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon and Peter Frampton, that's so obscure it'll make your eyes fall out. Billed as the 'First Rock'n Roll Dracula Movie' and released to a dead stare in 1974, Son of Dracula fell quickly into obscurity despite being released on Apple Films, the Beatles imprint, and has since languished in the shadows in history's rock film footnotes. With a Nilsson-filled soundtrack as well as tunes from T. Rex and Badfinger, this British horror rock comedy is just as essential as any of our other discoveries, but maybe just a little more mainstream given it's main actors, but just as hard to find, and never officially released on VHS or DVD, nonetheless.

With Ringo Starr as Merlin the Magician and Nilsson as Count Downe, and even an uncredited Leon Russell as part of Nilsson's band "The Count Downes" this is one Halloween rock film you just won't see in it's entirety anywhere else! So kick back and pop this into full-screen mode and enjoy Son of Dracula right here on VoT.

(Special thanks to Frankie Foodpoisoning)