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Crypt of the Vampire (1964)

La cripta e l'incubo (original title)
Count Karnstein sends for a doctor to help his sick daughter Laura. Her nurse believes she is possessed by the spirit of a dead ancestor;Carmilla. A young woman becomes intrigued by the ... See full summary »

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(as Thomas Miller)

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(story and screenplay) (as Robert Bohr), (story and screenplay) (as Julian Berry)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Adriana Ambesi ...
Laura Karnstein (as Audry Amber)
Ursula Davis ...
Ljuba
José Campos ...
Friedrich Klauss
Véra Valmont ...
Annette (as Vera Valmont)
A. Midlin ...
Hunchback (as Angel Midlin)
Carla Calò ...
Ljuba's Mother (as Cicely Clayton)
Nela Conjiu ...
Rowena
José Villasante ...
Cedric the Butler
José Cortés ...
Man (as Bill Curtis)
James Brightman ...
Man
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Count Karnstein sends for a doctor to help his sick daughter Laura. Her nurse believes she is possessed by the spirit of a dead ancestor;Carmilla. A young woman becomes intrigued by the mysterious deaths surrounding Laura after a carriage accident outside the castle forces her to stay. They become close friends until Laura becomes convinced the spirit of Carmilla is forcing her to kill. Written by Randy Van Ort <rvanort@mailhost.primenet.com>

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27 May 1964 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Crypt of the Vampire  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Laura Karnstein: We rarely have visitors here. It's like living in a tomb... or somewhere at the very edge of the world.
Friedrich Klauss: I love these ancient castles... they have such an air of mystery.
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Very intriguing...
14 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just had the opportunity owning this film on video & I'm glad I jumped at it when I did. This film is very rare & hard to find.

This is a story of a family curse that threatens to wipe out every last member of the Karnstein family. A count seeks out a historian to help him search into his family's past to disprove the curse.

As a child this film scarred me but as an adult it intrigues me. It has elements that horror films lack today: atmosphere & mood. It grosses out but not that much. I enjoyed it a great deal. Since its so rare, any Christopher Lee fan should grab it if they ever find it.


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