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Curse of the Blood Ghouls (1964)

La strage dei vampiri (original title)
On their wedding night, a newlywed couple find themselves menaced by a bloodthirsty vampirer.

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Walter Brandi ...
Wolfgang
Graziella Granata ...
Louise
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Luigi Batzella ...
Dr. Nietzsche (as Paolo Solvay)
Dieter Eppler ...
Vampire
Edda Ferronao
Carla Foscari
Gena Gimmy
Maretta Procaccini
Alfredo Rizzo
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On their wedding night, a newlywed couple find themselves menaced by a bloodthirsty vampirer.

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Vampires in the Wine Cellar!
12 March 2010 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

I've been a fan of the horror genre for so long now that it's becoming dangerous to stumble upon a film I never heard or read anything about before. On one hand, it's exciting because this perhaps could be the hidden gem you've been waiting for forever (particularly since it concerns an Italian Gothic horror movie) but on the other hand you're very cautious with expectations because it's simply not normal that you never saw the title mentioned anywhere on forums or in magazines ever before. "Slaughter of the Vampires" definitely looks promising enough, with a title like that and very appealing DVD cover art illustrated here on the website (I'm a sucker for that) but the end result is overall sadly mediocre. It's a very rudimentary and straightforward vampire movie and you'll undoubtedly have a feeling of déjà-vu more than once. A young couple, Wolfgang and his bride Louise who boosts a massively impressive cleavage, moves into a castle unaware that a Christopher Lee wannabe vampire already inhabits it. During their Victorian house-warming party, when the butler goes to the wine cellar to pick up a few bottles, the camera zooms out and there suddenly comes a vampire emerging from his coffin from behind a the wine barrels! How could anyone have missed that during the open house showing day? There's a coffin in the wine cellar! Anyway, the nameless vampire carelessly joins the party upstairs and ends the night by biting the brand new lady of the house in her neck. He also turns out to be quite a smooth talker as he even offers flowers to the girl he enslaved as his immortal bride. Louise condition grows increasingly worse and the local doctor advises them to travel to Vienna and obtain help from the acclaimed Dr. Nietzsche. I don't think he's supposed THE world-famous Nietzsche, as he was more of a philosopher if my memory serves me well, but perhaps a cousin of his? The old vampire chap naturally finds his way to Vienna as well, where it will eventually become a virulent showdown.

"Slaughter of the Vampires" is like a very basic and primitive re-telling of the Dracula saga in which the character names have been changed and certain sub plots have been removed in order to make it even more simplistic. There's no Renfield, no Carfax Abbey, etc. So, not a hidden gem, unfortunately, but a rather dull and redundant Gothic vampire movie that fully deserves its obscurity status. The lead actresses are beautiful, Graziella Granata who depicts Louise is particularly exquisite, but none of the cast members appear to be very interested in the in the script. They just stand there motionless and bring their lines in the most random fashion. I'm not too familiar with director Roberto Mauri, but if Mario Bava or Antonio Margheriti had directed this film, surely there would have been a lot more passion and intensity bursting from the screen. Apart from the occasionally atmospheric music, a few nice touches of scenery and the impressive rack of our lead actress (which is exactly right to plan a wooden stake in between), there's absolutely no reason to track this movie down.


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