Soopa Starr’s Blaxploitation Friday: Dr. Black & Mr. Hyde

blame it on Meka October 17, 2008

In the middle of Halloween Month, Starr looks to an urban remake of a classic tale. And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of a New York-helmed around-the-way girl. Without further adeiu…

Bernie Casey (formerly of the L.A. Rams) stars as Dr. Henry Pride, a prominent physician who partakes in an experimental formula for the treatment of liver disease — which turns out to be a close chemical cousin to Dr. Jeykll’s notorious concoction. The drug transforms Pride into a homicidal predator who goes out on murderous nocturnal rampages. Similar to other movies in its class, it adopts low-budget action style until the King Kong-derived climax.


Mek Dot’s note: This trailer is a little NSFW-ish. But I’m sure that won’t stop anybody from watching it at work.

This film was directed by Directed by William Crain who also directed Blacula (as they call him William “Blacula” Crain), one of the more popular blaxploitation horror films.