- Directed by Harry Hurwitz
- Starring Nai Bonet, John Carradine, Yvonne De Carlo, Brother Theodore
- Written by Nai Bonet, Harry Hurwitz
Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979) — From Transylvania to Manhattan... Shell Get Under Your Skin!
Hard times have fallen on the Transylvanian House of Dracula. To help pay the taxes, Castle Dracula has been converted into the Hotel Transylvania. Dracula [John Carradine] himself is aging and toothless, being cared for by his granddaughter Nocturna [Nai Bonet]. When Nocturna books a disco group (Moment of Truth) to play The Claret Room and winds up falling in love with one of the backup quitarists, a mortal named Jimmy [Antony Hamilton], she notices that she is able to see her reflection when she dances, so she decides to follow Jimmy to New York in search of mortality.
Along with Jimmy, Nocturna falls in love with New York. She hasnt told Jimmy yet about her heritage, so she moves in with an old family friend, Draculas ex-lover Jugula [Yvonne de Carlo], and meets Jimmy each night at the StarShip where they dance till sunup. However, New York does have its problems, Nocturna soon learns. The quality of the blood supply is being compromised by drugs, pollution, high-sugar diets, and preservatives so that the local vampires have formed a club, the BSA (Blood Suckers of America), in order to discuss possible solutions, such as the use of syringes instead of fangs and the opening of a blood bank that solicits donors from the public. At one of the BSA meetings, Nocturna meets Rh Factor [Sy Richardson], who has opened the Trickey Hickey Massage Parlor as another way of procuring a supply of blood. Nocturna is coming to realize, however, that she is losing her taste for blood. One night, after discoing hard and smoking a joint, she finally tells Jimmy about her background, even showing him how she can change into a bat. Fantastic grass! exclaims Jimmy.
Back in Transylvania, Grandpa Drac isnt buying that Nocturna is feeling anything other than infatuation for Jimmy and decides to bring her back home. Accompanied by his renfield Theodore [Brother Theodore], Dracula flies to New York and pays a visit to Jugula in order to find Nocturna. While Dracula and Jugula stay behind to discuss old times, Theodore goes looking for Nocturna, for whom he has raging hots. Theodore ensnares both Jimmy and Nocturna. Just as Theodore is about to exsanguinate Jimmy, Nocturna overpowers Theodore, who returns to Dracula as a beaten failure. Jugula suggests to Dracula that they look for Nocturna at the StarShip. Jugula tries to loosen up Dracula, but he is intent on taking Nocturna home. When Dracula threatens to kill Jimmy, Nocturna agrees to go back, but Jimmy grabs the neon T from the StarShip sign and aims it at Dracula, who changes into a bat and flies away.
Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula DVD is available as a deluxe edition with custom cover and dvd case. Important: This title is manufactured-on-demand from the best-quality video master currently available and has not been remastered or restored.