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Curse of the Blood Ghouls -- Hidden in the bowels of a wine cellar, a vampire spreads a rat-like black death throughout a castle and into the minds of the women living there who accept his fanged attacks with rapture. One of the most stylish Italian Gothic horror films, this moody and terrifying story of undead lust will have you clutching your neck long after the final scream!


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19 May 1964 (West Germany) See more »
On their wedding night, a newlywed couple find themselves menaced by a bloodthirsty vampirer. | Full synopsis »
Slaughter Of The Vampires (DVD Review)
 (From Fangoria. 1 February 2009, 10:30 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
Walter Brandi ... Wolfgang
Graziella Granata ... Louise
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luigi Batzella ... Dr. Nietzsche (as Paolo Solvay)
Dieter Eppler ... Vampire
Edda Ferronao
Carla Foscari
Gena Gimmy
Maretta Procaccini
Alfredo Rizzo

Directed by
Roberto Mauri 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roberto Mauri 

Produced by
Dino Sant'Ambrogio .... producer
Original Music by
Aldo Piga 
Cinematography by
Ugo Brunelli 
Film Editing by
Jenner Menghi 
Production Design by
Giuseppe Ranieri 
Makeup Department
Carlo Grillo .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Longo .... assistant director
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound recordist
Nino Renda .... sound recordist

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Also Known As:
"La strage dei vampiri" - Italy (original title)
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USA:72 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Mixture of schlock and quality characteristic of many drive-in horror films of the period, 9 December 2006
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"Slaughter of the Vampires" is a mixture of schlock and quality characteristic of many drive-in horror films of the period. For one, it is horrendously dubbed as other reviewers have noted. The dialog doesn't sync up and is often laughably simplistic. The script is absolutely horrible with some lines that'd make Ed Wood chuckle (I wonder if it was any better in its original Italian language version). It works on an absolutely moronic plot logic and if often confusing. Also, the acting is greatly varied. Dieter Eppler is campy as the head vampire. Its impossible to take this guy seriously as an actor. Walter Brandi (whom cult fans may recall from the camp classic "Bloody Pit of Horror") makes a wooden hero as usual. Finally, the storyline uses the same clichéd vampire setup that has been overused since Bram Stoker wrote "Dracula". It in no way creatively utilizes the vampire myth.

On the plus side, the black and white photography is beautiful to look at in moments, something which was always a fine aspect of the spaghetti Gothic horrors of the period. There are moments when it achieves an otherworldly and dreamlike style. Even more gorgeous is Graziella Granata. Typically clad in revealing low-cut dresses, she is a beautiful and voluptuous woman that is undoubtedly the best part of the film. She isn't great shakes in the acting department, but is easy enough on the eyes to compensate. This may be worth a rental overall for those into this kind of thing. As long as you don't expect "Black Sunday" or "Mill of the Stone Women" (the two finest spaghetti gothics), you might enjoy yourself. (5/10)

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