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Atom Age Vampire (1960)

Seddok, l'erede di Satana (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 19 August 1960 (Italy)
A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor ... See full summary »

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(story), (scenario) (as Gino De Sanctis) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Lupo ...
Prof. Alberto Levin
Susanne Loret ...
Jeanette Moreneau
...
Pierre Mornet
Franca Parisi ...
Monique Riviere
Andrea Scotti ...
Il giardiniere
Rina Franchetti ...
Gabby
Roberto Bertea ...
Sacha
Ivo Garrani ...
Il commisario
Gianni Loti
Tullio Altamura
Gianna Piaz ...
Girl
Francesco Sormano
Nicoletta Varè
Appio Cartei ...
(as Cartei Appio)
Bruno Benedetti
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Storyline

A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor must give her additional treatments using glands taken from murdered women. His unexplained ability to turn into a hideous monster helps with this problem but does nothing to win her love. The doctor's woes multiply as the police and the girl's boyfriend begin to close in on him. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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You'll gasp with Horror . . . a spine-tingling motion picture only the atom age could produce! See more »

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19 August 1960 (Italy)  »

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Atom Age Vampire  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Movies title is a sloppy translation of original Italian name; the there are no vampires in this movie. See more »

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A familiar premise executed very poorly
1 July 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

A brilliant but overly obsessive scientist has to kill young woman in order to constantly supply his own beloved female patient with fresh facial cell structures, since hers was incurably damaged in a nearly fatal car crash. Nothing really new or innovating here, as this was quite a popular premise the in late 50's/early 60's European exploitation-cinema industry. The downright brilliant French milestone "Les Yeux Sans Visage" launched the trend and also Jess Franco's "The Awful Dr. Orloff" and Ferroni's "Mill of the Stone Women" revolve on a similar theme. This dark and mean-spirited Italian production comes out as very weak compared to any of the previous titles, mainly because of its cheapness and lack of credibility. The other titles had convincing and naturally evil-looking mad doctors in the lead roles, while Albert Lupo in "Atom Age Vampire" more looks like an amateurish clown, completely incapable of developing breakthrough medical treatments. The fact that he spontaneously transforms into a hideous monster himself doesn't really help, neither…In fact, that was rather awkward… Still, there are some redeeming elements that Euro-horror fans might enjoy: the atmosphere is sinister, there's some nice camera-work here and there AND quite a lot of gore and icky make-up art to admire (especially considering the time it was made and the non-existent budget!). Too bad these positive aspects can't nearly make up for the slow pacing and the total lack of tension. The dialogs are sometimes hilarious although I'm quite sure they weren't intended to be. For example, can you imagine a doctor saying encouraging words to his desperate patient like: "Oh my God, your case is worse than leprosy!!" Overall, I wouldn't recommend this film unless you're well trained in seeing trashy exploitation junk.


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