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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

  (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

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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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"La strage dei vampiri" - Italy (original title)
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USA:72 min
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Full-Blooded Romanticism, 13 March 2004
Author: goblinhairedguy from Montreal

Here's a "full-blooded", old-fashioned (some might say out-dated), baroque Italian vampire opus which deserves a better reputation than it's achieved. Although Hammer Studios merits credit for re-popularizing the moribund Gothic horror genre in the early 60s, the contemporaneous Latin (Italian, Spanish and Mexican) efforts usually evoke a more authentically Romantic and decadent atmosphere. This one features overwhelmingly ornate sets; voluptuous ingenues with inviting dark eyes and heaving bosoms; high-collared, flouncy-vested Don Juans; absurdly stilted dialogue; and a lush, intrusive score full of piano glissandos, piercing oboes, and even a theremin during the vampire seductions. The deliberate pacing serves to intensify the well-timed shocks, there are some clever camera set-ups, and fine shadowy photography (particularly during the dungeon-set climax). Fans of fast-paced, violent, revisionist horror will think it a dinosaur, but connoisseurs should find it greatly satisfying.

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