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Blood Fiend (1967)
"Theatre of Death" (original title)

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Charles Marquis
Lelia Goldoni ...
Dani Gireaux
Jenny Till ...
Nicole Chapelle
Evelyn Laye ...
Madame Angelique
Ivor Dean ...
Inspector Micheaud
Joseph Fürst ...
Karl Schiller (as Joseph Furst)
Betty Woolfe ...
Colette
Leslie Handford ...
Joseph
Fraser Kerr ...
Pierre
Dilys Watling ...
Heidi
Steve Plytas ...
Andre, Patron of Cafe
Miki Iveria ...
Patron's Wife
Terence Soall ...
Ferdi
Ester Anderson ...
La Poule (as Esther Anderson)
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The Theatre of Death in Paris specialises in horror presentations. A police surgeon finds himself becoming involved in the place through his attraction to one of the performers. When bloodless bodies start showing up all over town he realises there could be links with the theatre. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The bood fiend will disgust and repel those to weak to share a living nightmare of the bizarre! See more »


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Director Samuel Gallu, who once sang tenor for Arturo Toscanini, and star Christopher Lee hurled snatches of arias at each other between takes. See more »

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References The Whip and the Body (1963) See more »

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Shock Treatment
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Music by Trevor Duncan
Josef Weinberger Ltd
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Better hold onto your head...
1 October 1999 | by (In a play) – See all my reviews

The plot centers around the cast of a Grand Guginol theatre group.Guginol refers to bloody & horrific explotative plays.The troupe is lead by the cold & cruel Darvas.(Darvas is wonderfully played by Christopher Lee).Darvas thinks nothing of ridiculing & humiliating his cast to get exactly what he wants. Seemingly he has no soul and no regard for human emotions other than acting them out.

A series of vampiric murders is tied in with the theatre group.Is Darvas more than just a Svengali? Is he a vampire? Without giving too much away cannibalism is the driving force behind the murders.Who is the killer stalking the cast?

This clocks in at above average. There are plenty of red herrings but the cast plays it gamely.Everyone has secrets to hide,some more terrible than others. The ending is a bit of a twist.You could do worse than to watch this one.


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