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Beast of Morocco (1968)

The Hand of Night (original title)
A handsome tourist travelling through the desert comes at night upon a lavish Moorish castle wherein he is entertained by a mysterious wealthy woman. He departs and returns in the morning ... See full summary »

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Paul Carver
Diane Clare ...
Chantal
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Marissa (as Alizia Gur)
Edward Underdown ...
Otto Gunther
Terence de Marney ...
Omar
William Dexter ...
Leclerc
Sylvia Marriott ...
Mrs. Alice Perry
Avril Sadler ...
Mrs. Carver
Angela Lovell ...
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Maria Hallowi ...
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A handsome tourist travelling through the desert comes at night upon a lavish Moorish castle wherein he is entertained by a mysterious wealthy woman. He departs and returns in the morning to find the place has vanished. His inquiries only bring fear and hostility from the local villagers. He gradually finds himself lured into a deadly and sinister mystery. Written by Ratravarman <gothic@goldendawncoop.org>

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Darkness v the light
16 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

William Sylvester (Carver) blames himself for the death of his wife and children in a car accident and has given up with life. He goes to Morocco to hopefully recuperate but he seems to have gained access to the ethereal world that is ruled by Aliza Gurr (Marisa), a dead princess who has put a curse on men she encounters as she wanders around at night-time.

It's not a particularly good film but it does hold an interest because of the different feel to it - it is set in Morocco with spacious vistas to take in and the storyline involves vampires in the desert.

The cast are not particularly wonderful. Apart from Sylvester and Gurr, only Terence De Marney (Omar), who plays a vampire henchman, does not attempt an accent. However, this very obviously looking Brit does not convince as an arab. As for the others in the cast, Diane Clare (Chantal) clearly can't act and is the worst offender when it comes to failing with an accent - it's really quite annoying.

Still, the film scores for being different - those poor gypsy belly-dancers!


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