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Planet of the Vampires (1965)
"Terrore nello spazio" (original title)

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After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants.

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Capt. Mark Markary
Norma Bengell ...
Sanya
Ángel Aranda ...
Wess
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Tiona
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Brad / Mud
Franco Andrei ...
Bert / Garr
Fernando Villena ...
Dr. Karan
Mario Morales ...
Eldon
Ivan Rassimov ...
Carter / Dervy
Federico Boido ...
Keir (as Rico Boido)
Alberto Cevenini ...
Toby Markary / Wan
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In the near future the two spaceships Argos and Galliot are sent to investigate the mysterious planet Aura. As the Galliot lands on the planet her crew suddenly go berserk and attack each other. The strange event passes, but the crew soon discovers the crashed Argos - and learns that her crew died fighting each other! Investigating further, the explorers come to realize the existence of a race of bodiless aliens that seek to escape from their dying world. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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10,000 YEARS AGO, or 10,000 YEARS to COME, Are they beings of the Future or of the Past, these "men" who rule the DEMON PLANET? See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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27 October 1965 (USA)  »

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Planet of the Vampires  »

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ESP 38,197,071 (Spain)
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Trivia

This film had more than 15 titles before it was decided to be Planet of the Vampires. See more »

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When Toby and Mark duke it out, Toby bumps into and moves the flight seat revealing it to be unattached to the deck. See more »

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[Sanya gasps]
Capt. Mark Markary: Sanya, what is it?
Sanya: Oh, I - I got a shock.
Capt. Mark Markary: How?
Sanya: Touching that.
Capt. Mark Markary: [touches the object Sanya indicated] Ouch!
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An early classic in the sci-fi/alien genre!
2 February 1999 | by (St. Louis, MO.) – See all my reviews

In typical Bava fashion this movie has great visuals, atmosphere, and a great overall 'feel' of uneasiness. The story is very well done and ahead of it's time, and parts of it were later used (and referenced in) Alien.

Two ships land on a mysterious planet after receiving a distress call, only it turns out it wasn't in distress at all... it was a lure so they can spring a trap. The bodyless aliens turn the crew against each other so they can take over their bodies, leaving the living to wonder who's on their side and who's been taken over by the unseen enemy.

This is a great early sci-fi gem that has a great mix of horror, a mix between Star Trek and Invasion of the Body Snatchers is how this could be described. Worth a watch if you can find it.


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