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The Playgirls and the Vampire (1960)

L'ultima preda del vampiro (original title)
| Horror | 1963 (USA)
Five beautiful showgirls are trapped by a storm and find refuge in a creepy old castle. The owner of the castle, a strange nobleman, has a secret laboratory in the basement and has his own plans for the girls.

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Complete credited cast:
Walter Brandi ...
Count Gabor Kernassy / The Vampire
Lyla Rocco ...
Vera
Maria Giovannini ...
Katia, the victim
Alfredo Rizzo ...
Lucas, the manager
Marisa Quattrini ...
Ilona
Leonardo Botta ...
Ferrenc
Antoine Nicos ...
Caretaker (as Antonio Nicos)
Corinne Fontaine ...
Magda
Tilde Damiani ...
Miss Balasz
Erika Dicenta ...
Erika di Centa (as Erika Di Centa)
Enrico Salvatore ...
Peasant
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Five beautiful showgirls are trapped by a storm and find refuge in a creepy old castle. The owner of the castle, a strange nobleman, has a secret laboratory in the basement and has his own plans for the girls.

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Sleep in the car!
12 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You are lost on a lonely Italian road. A storm is coming up. There is no motel around. You spot a castle. Stay away, you dolt! Sleep in the car. Do not enter the creepy castle.

Alas, our group does not heed the warning and end up in a castle. The owner, Count Gabor Kernassy (Walter Brandi), tries to shoo them away, but there seems to be a connection with one named Vera (Lila Rocco). She even knows where the smokes are kept, even though she has never been there.

Despite warnings, one of the girls (Maria Giovannini) goes wandering and surprise, she's found dead the next day. I guess the story would have ended too soon if they all obeyed the Count.

There was not a lot of blood in this early Italian classic, and there was only a brief flash of nudity. The girls did, however, do a lot of running around in their see-through nighties. I always though castles were cold and damp. I guess this one had central heat.

For true vampire aficionados only.


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