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Release Date:
2 March 1966 (USA) See more »
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The shrieking of mutilated victims caged in a black pit of horror!
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A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat. | Full synopsis »
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Exploitation disconnect between Serbia and So. Cal. See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

William Campbell ... Antonio Sordi
Marissa Mathes ... Daisy Allen
Lori Saunders ... Dorean (as Linda Saunders)
Sandra Knight ... Donna Allen
Karl Schanzer ... Max, the artist (as Carl Schanzer)

Biff Elliot ... Cafe Manager

Sid Haig ... Abdul the Arab
Jonathan Haze ... Beatnik
Fred Thompson ... Beatnik
David Ackles ... Carousel Operator
Thomas Karnes
Frank Church
David Miller
Jess Nichols
Lowe Stephens
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Roger Corman ... Antonio Sordi (in flashback) (uncredited)
Jac Flanders ... Guest (uncredited)
Patrick Magee ... Linda's Husband (archive footage) (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Head shop operator (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Hill 
Stephanie Rothman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Hill 
Stephanie Rothman 

Produced by
Jack Hill .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
Mark Lowry (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Alfred Taylor 
 
Film Editing by
Candace Kane 
 
Production Design by
James Bruner 
 
Makeup Department
William Condos .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bart Patton .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Gary Kurtz .... sound
 
Music Department
Ronald Stein .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Sharon Compton .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Track of the Vampire" - USA (TV title)
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80 min
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Just over 9 minutes were cribbed from "Portrait in Terror." Jack Hill shot all the new scenes with William Campbell and most of the beatnik footage, while Stephanie Rothman added all the vampire footage.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Exploitation disconnect between Serbia and So. Cal., 8 January 2010
Author: ofumalow from United States

No wonder this lacks the cult following of Hill and Rothmann's other films--its myriad clashing elements suggest this movie's conception and shooting might have occurred at widely spaced times, whenever money or locations were available. Apparent female leads come and go. Sometimes the focus seems on satirizing pretentious "beatnik" art a la "Bucket of Blood." Then the film will stop dead for lengthy minutes of laughable "modern dance" by alleged dancers of highly varied ability. (Even the best seem in desperate need of an actual choreographer.)

Beautiful young women are being killed by an alleged "vampire" painter allegedly descended from a line of vampires/artists stretching back to the 11th century. It's anyone's guess why most of the characters seem to be early 60s hipster-parody Los Angeleans, complete with wanderings on beach and in balmy surf. Meanwhile, we're told a particular castle and bell tower date back to (again) an ancestral 11th century? It's all supposed to be one city. Apparently "Vampire" aka "Blood Bath" was shot in both Venice, CA and Belgrade, Serbia-- ah, the mysteries of international funding! Trust me, the locations do not become seamless in the editing.

This movie is bizarre and erratically well-crafted enough to hold interest, but it's still a disconnected mess that falls far short of the drive-in classics by Hill (Spider Baby, Switchblade Sisters) or Rothman (The Student Nurses, Terminal Island). It's a curiosity.

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