Il Cavaliere Costante Nicosia Demoniaco, Ovvero: Dracula in Brianza (1975)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |  
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Synopsis by Robert Firsching

This broad parody of the vampire genre stars Sicilian actor Lando Buzzanca as a wealthy toothpaste magnate who attempts to get away from his greedy relatives and frigid wife (Sylva Koscina) by taking a business trip to Romania. He hopes to seduce the local women, but ends up staying the night with a kinky Count Dracula (John Steiner) instead. Terrified that he may be gay, Buzzanca flees home, where he finds that only a steady supply of blood will keep him heterosexual. Taking the macho route, Buzzanca puts his newfound sexual powers to the test, finally meeting his match in a sadomasochistic dominatrix Moira Orfei. This homophobic but occasionally amusing farce from director Lucio Fulci (who co-wrote with Pupi Avati, Bruno Corbucci, and Mario Amendola) benefits from a clever performance by Buzzanca and a stellar supporting cast including Rosanno Brazzi, Christa Linder, Valentina Cortese, and Ciccio Ingrassia.




decadence, frigidity, greed, homosexual, magnate, sadomasochism, seduction, sexual-deviation, vampire