A theology student finds himself turning into a vampire and hunting other students for their blood.
"I had low expectations of this movie. I knew it'd be a B movie. I thought it would be cheesy and fun to watch, yet still make me cringe at times. There are no cringing moments; this is spectacular cinema! As mentioned in the movie's description, this is done with all sign language. There are no speaking actors, yet the hearing viewer isn't lost because there are voice overs. I was shocked at the attention to detail. There are great camera angles, a good plot, interesting characters, and just a lot of plain old good times! This is a twist on the classic Dracula films that works so well. It has all the shock value and drama needed to make it the classic B, as well as the cheese factor that makes you fall in love with it. I adore this movie, and am so grateful to a friend for giving it me. I've never seen anything like it, and apparently never will again, being as it currently is the first and only deaf based movie. The whole movie is an experience that defies description; it's a must see on anyone B movie lovers list! " - IMDB
"The first and last film to be shot entirely in sign language, DEAFULA is probably one of the most earth-shattering works of all time. Other IMDB users waste their breath on insults, but I dare you to find a better example of: *a toddler tearing the throat out of a puppy. *a policeman flapping his arms like a bird *hippies stabbing priests *hunchbacks with tin cans for hands *a tiny troll-like policeman that rightfully makes a mockery of all the people of England. ...If you can't enjoy this movie, you are not a human being. "
"I loved Deafula! This movie was made for Deafies, not the hearing. They do not and cannot understand us! I would rather watch this film (our deaf community film) than any captioned hearing movie. It's old, but for us ... it's a classic. If the hearing don't understand us, they shouldn't discriminate against us with their mocking. The Deaf look at the world in a different way and they should not be ashamed of it. Watching Deafula always makes me feel good, like I belong. When I watch hearing movies, I always feel like I am an outsider watching the hearing world from a distance. I know my Deaf friends feel the same way. True Deaf Classic ... for Deafies Only!! "
Writer:Peter Wolf (writer)
Cast (in credits order)
Peter Wolf ... Deafula / Steve Adams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Darel ... Detective
Dudley Hemstreet ... Assistant detective Butterfield
Gary R. Holstrom ... Count Dracula
James Randall ... Rev. Adams (Deafula's father)
Nick Tuccinardi ... Zork (Amy's servant)
Norma Tuccinardi ... Old Amy
Cindy Whitney ... Young Amy
Katherine Wilson ... Mother of Deafula
Also Known As:
Young Deafula (USA) (poster title)
Language:English | American Sign Language
Color:Black and White
Aspect Ratio: full screen
Filming Locations:Eastern Oregon, Oregon, USA
The first (and probably only) horror film shot using American Sign Language (Amesol).