Dracula Sucks
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPhilip Marshak
Screenplay byDarryl A. Marshak
Philip Marshak (as David J. Kern)[1]
StarringJamie Gillis
Annette Haven
John Leslie
Reggie Nalder
Kay Parker
John Holmes
Edited byNettie Peña
Music byLionel Thomas
Backstreet Productions
First International Pictures
M R Productions
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

Dracula Sucks is a 1978 American pornographic horror film directed and co-written by Philip Marshak. The film is based on the 1931 film Dracula, and the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker.[1] It stars Jamie Gillis as Count Dracula, a vampire who purchases an estate next to a mental institution. The film also stars Annette Haven, John Leslie, Serena, Reggie Nalder, Kay Parker, and John Holmes. An alternate cut of Dracula Sucks, titled Lust at First Bite, has also been released.[1][2][3]


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In a psychiatric institution, patients are behaving oddly and are being discovered with bite marks on their necks. Professor Van Helsing believes it to be the work of vampires, and just when things are already bad, they get worse with the arrival of Count Dracula.


Critical reception

Kristen Sollee of Bustle called the film "a gem from the first wave of horror porn."[4]

Home media

In October 2014, Dracula Sucks was released on DVD by Vinegar Syndrome.[3] In August 2018, Vinegar Syndrome released the film on Blu-ray as part of their 5 Films 5 Years Volume #3 set, a release which also contains four other films.[5] In 2022, it was released on 4k UHD and Bluray under the Peekarama label.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Browning, John Edgar; Picart, Caroline Joan (2010). Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921–2010. McFarland & Company. p. 203. ISBN 978-0786433650.
  2. ^ Melton, J. Gordon (2010). The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead (3rd ed.). Visible Ink Press. p. 630. ISBN 978-1578592814.
  3. ^ a b "Dracula Sucks – Vinegar Syndrome". Vinegar Syndrome. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  4. ^ Sollee, Kristen (October 18, 2016). "6 Horror-Themed Porn Movies To Watch, For A Sexier Halloween Season". Bustle. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  5. ^ "5 Films 5 Years Volume #3 - Golden Age Erotica Blu-ray". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  6. ^ Salmons, Tim (2022-03-14). "Dracula Sucks (4K UHD Review)". The Digital Bits. Retrieved 2023-10-28.