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Blood of the Vampire (1958)

A man and wife are terrorized by Mad Scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. Along with his crippled assistant Carl, the 'anemic' Mad ... See full summary »

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Callistratus
Vincent Ball ...
John Pierre
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Madeleine
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Carl
William Devlin ...
Kurt
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Wetzler
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Judge
Bryan Coleman ...
Auron (as Brian Coleman in closing credits)
Cameron Hall ...
Drunken Doctor
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First Guard
Julian Strange ...
Second Guard
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Third Guard (as Bruce Whiteman)
Barbara Burke ...
Housekeeper
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Tall Sneak Thief
Hal Osmond ...
Small Sneak Thief
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A man and wife are terrorized by Mad Scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. Along with his crippled assistant Carl, the 'anemic' Mad Scientist, believed to be a vampire, conducts blood deficiency research on the inmates of a prison hospital for the criminally insane to sustain his return to life. Written by Mysty <rharvey@flash.net>

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No woman alive is safe from the most frightening fiend in the history of horror! See more »

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October 1958 (USA)  »

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Der Dämon mit den blutigen Händen  »

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(photographed in) (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Victor Maddern got a headache from the extensive makeup he had to wear as the deformed hunchback Carl. See more »

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Kurt Urach's date of death is given as 1881 in the paper, but 1892 on his tombstone. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: Transylvania 1874

The most loathsome scourge ever to afflict this earth was that of the Vampire.

Nourishing itself on warm living blood, the only known method of ending a vampire's reign of terror was to drive a wooden stake through his heart. See more »

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Referenced in Sex o no sex (1974) See more »

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Terrific Gothic thriller in grand Hammer style!
16 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't agree more with the positive comments on this much-overlooked Hammer-styled gem. The 2006 Dark Sky DVD double-feature (with "The Hellfire Club") is a *must-have* for any fan of the early Hammer films. A delightful drive-in double-feature program design, including concessions ads, trailers and even an intermission, really adds to the enjoyment of the these two classic films. The transfer on both is quite respectable, certainly much superior to anything previously available, and is in anamorphic widescreen. Kudos to Dark Sky for their outstanding work on this and many other rare genre classics!


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