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Planet of the Vampires (1965) More at IMDbPro »Terrore nello spazio (original title)

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Director:
Writers:
Mario Bava (original version)
Alberto Bevilacqua (original version)
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Release Date:
27 October 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This was the day the universe trembled before the demon forces of the killer planet! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Atmospheric See more (63 total) »

Cast

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Barry Sullivan ... Capt. Mark Markary
Norma Bengell ... Sanya
Ángel Aranda ... Wess

Evi Marandi ... Tiona

Stelio Candelli ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Massimo Righi ... Capt. Sallas / Nordeg (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mario Bava  original version
Alberto Bevilacqua  original version
Callisto Cosulich  original version
Louis M. Heyward  English language version
Ib Melchior  English language version
Renato Pestriniero  story "One Night of 21 Hours"
Antonio Román  original version
Rafael J. Salvia  original version

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Salvatore Billitteri .... associate producer
Fulvio Lucisano .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Pérez Olea 
Antonio Rinaldi 
Mario Bava (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Romana Fortini 
Antonio Gimeno 
 
Set Decoration by
Giorgio Giovannini 
 
Costume Design by
Gabriele Mayer 
 
Makeup Department
Gabriella Borzelli .... hair stylist
Giancarlo Del Brocco .... assistant makeup artist
Amato Garbini .... head makeup artist
 
Production Management
Giancarlo Sambucini .... production director
Mario Silvestri .... production manager
 
Art Department
Emilio Zago .... assistant set designer
 
Sound Department
Eugenio Fiori .... sound recordist
Paolo Ketoff .... electronic effects
Mario Ronchetti .... boom operator
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mario Bava .... special effects (uncredited)
Carlo Rambaldi .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giorgio Aureli .... assistant camera
Saverio Diamante .... camera operator (as Saverio Diamanti)
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Lamberto Bava .... assistant to director
Serena Canevari .... assistant to director
Paolo Ketoff .... electronic effects
Lucio Romeo .... production secretary
Manuel San Román .... assistant to director
Rosalba Scavia .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Terrore nello spazio" - Italy (original title)
"The Demon Planet" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
86 min | Italy:88 min
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Trivia:
This was the film on which Mario Bava's son, Lamberto Bava, began his career as his father's assistant. Lamberto would latter become a director himself.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Capt. Mark Markary:I'll tell you this, if there 'are' any intelligent creatures on this planet... they're our enemies.See more »
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Atmospheric, 8 April 2002
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Astronauts land on a mysterious planet and encounter many strange and dangerous things--like bodies that don't stay dead.

This Italian movie has horrendous dubbing (except for American Barry Sullivan), silly "special" effects and truly laughable, comic book level dialogue. But it's still worth seeing.

Director Mario Bava was a master at creating spooky atmospheres out of no budget. This was a VERY low budget film (it shows), but he covers it up with beautiful, inventive lighting, tons of dry ice and a really scary score. Also the astronauts wear tight leather outfits which are interesting and some of the Italian guys give good performances--Sullivan is horrible and the women are beyond belief. Also the film contains a few nice jolts and some very scary coming back from the dead sequences.

So, ignore the lousy dialogue and preposterous plot and concentrate on the visuals and sounds. Perfect late night viewing.

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From which Planet came the crew(Carter, Mark, etc)? It wasn't Earth? c4rter
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but what about those collars? malco23
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You'd think.. veepa25
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