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Curse of the Undead (1959)

Unrated | | Horror, Western | May 1959 (USA)
B-grade western with a twist: mysterious gunslinger-for-hire Drake Robey is really a vampire, and it's up to Preacher Dan to save the town and girlfriend Dolores Carter.

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Preacher Dan Young
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Drake Robey / Don Drago Robles
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Dolores Carter
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Dr. John Carter
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Buffer
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Sheriff
Jimmy Murphy ...
Tim Carter
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Dora
Jay Adler ...
Bartender - Jake
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Henchman (as Edwin Parker)
John Truax ...
Henchman
Frankie Van ...
Henchman
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Henchman
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The cinema's first vampire Western! Young women in a small Western town are dying one by one of an unknown malady involving massive blood loss. The Carter family's ranch is being terrorized by ruthless land baron Buffer. And a mysterious black-clad gunfighter with an aversion to sunlight has just arrived in town. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The Mystery Drama of the Old West! See more »

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Horror | Western

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May 1959 (USA)  »

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Working titles: "Affairs of a Vampire" and "Mark of the West" See more »

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Dr. John Carter: You know I can't figure it, I didn't think Dora would last the night.
Preacher Dan Young: I'd like to think my prayers helped some.
Dr. John Carter: Well I know for sure it wasn't my medicine, Fuller girl died an hour ago. I poured over every medical book I could get my hands on, I can't find a thing about an epidemic effecting only young girls. If I were supersticous I'd say it was more like a curse. Well, at the expense of my medical pride, I have to admit it was your medicine that did the trick, her pulse is normal, she's ...
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Featured in Son of Svengoolie: Curse of the Undead (1959) (1981) See more »

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Completely ridiculous but still enjoyable.
1 January 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This western is one of the strangest in movie history and its weirdness is only surpassed by the infamous "Terror of Tiny Town"-- the first (and only) all-midget western! After all, this is a western about...VAMPIRES!!!

When the film begins, there is the usual sort of plot--a local baddie is trying to take control of surrounding ranches. However, what you come to realize is that that potential range war is actually being orchestrated by a third party. Drake Robey is in actuality a vampire and is using his vampirey skills to create chaos. However, along the way he finds himself falling for a local hottie. The only thing standing between her is the local preacher...the only one who has learned Robey's dark secret.

This is just one strange mash-up--vampires AND cowboys! Strange...but also reasonably interesting and worth seeing despite a few actors who aren't exactly talented. See this one...just to see one of the most unique films to come out of Hollywood.


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