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On their wedding night, a newlywed couple find themselves menaced by a bloodthirsty vampirer. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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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
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Directed by
Roberto Mauri 
 
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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
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Pretty Average Flick, Not Bad, 25 October 2010
Author: gavin6942 from United States

As they celebrate their honeymoon in a faraway castle, newlyweds Wolfgang (Walter Brandi) and Louise (Graziella Granata) are unaware of the bloodthirsty vampire (Dieter Eppler) who lives in the basement wine cellar below. With a knack for romancing female guests and seducing them into his lair, the undead Lothario racks up a string of tasty victims -- and as soon as he spots Louise, she'll be next. Can Wolfgang save his young bride?

Also appearing: Alfredo Rizzo, and directed by Roberto Mauri. This film is also known as "Curse of the Blood Ghouls", though that is in no way a good translation.

On the Netflix version, the sound editing is really poor, rough and abrupt going from scene to scene. The Dark Sky disc may be better, as they have a way of restoring old foreign films. And the little girl's voice sounds like an adult dubbing a child. It would be much better subtitled.

Luca Palmerini says this is a "dismal example of an Italian horror movie" and "amateurish". I don't think it was all that bad, but this may be based on a poor copy. If nothing else, even if the film is "eh" the costumes are still superb. I am not clear on why Dr. Nietzsche's name is apparently pronounced "Nitch" rather than "Neetch-uh", though.

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