Batman Dracula

Batman Dracula is a 1964 black and white American film, produced and directed by Andy Warhol,[1] without the permission of DC Comics, who own the character Batman.

Batman Dracula
Promotional image for Batman Dracula.
Directed byAndy Warhol
Produced byAndy Warhol
StarringNaomi Levine
Gerard Malanga
Taylor Mead
Jack Smith
Sam Green
Release date
  • July 1964 (1964-07)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States


Production background

The film was screened only at Warhol's art exhibits. A fan of the Batman comic series, Warhol made the movie as a "homage". Batman Dracula is considered to be the first film featuring a blatantly campy Batman. Jack Smith appeared as Batman.[2]

The film was thought to be lost until scenes from it were shown at some length in the documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006).



Filmed on the beaches of Long Island, and on the roofs of New York.[1]

See also


  1. Jonas Mekas. "Andy Warhol filmography". University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. Douglas Crimp (2012). "Our kind of movie" : the films of Andy Warhol. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-262-01729-9. Retrieved 16 June 2014. It might also have been Smith's greatest film performance, but sadly we may never know, because Warhol left the film in the can, unassembled and unedited.
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