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Curse of the Undead (1959)

 -  Horror | Western  -  May 1959 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Preacher Dan Young
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Drake Robey / Don Drago Robles
Kathleen Crowley ...
Dolores Carter
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Dr. John Carter
Bruce Gordon ...
Buffer
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Sheriff
Jimmy Murphy ...
Tim Carter
Helen Kleeb ...
Dora
Jay Adler ...
Bartender - Jake
Eddie Parker ...
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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His body is an empty shell that hides a lustful fiend! See more »

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May 1959 (USA)  »

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Mark of the West  »

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Classy little flick
23 April 2002 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

"Curse" spins out the usual Western fable, but with a few twists. The sheriff is an honest man, the local bad guy isn't either entirely violent or dumb, and Michael Pate as "Drake Robey" (sounds like a character Joey would play on a soap opera on "Friends") is pretty good. Eric Fleming is irritatingly strident, and the female lead is bland, so it's up to Pate to carry the flick and he does. He creates a strong sympathetic presence for Robey, and with Fleming playing a righteous priest, you kinda hope Drake will win out in the end. If it wasn't for the curse of his need to drink blood, he seems like a pretty decent, which is probably the point of the movie.


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