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4 June 1971 (West Germany) See more »
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The Adult Vampire Sex Comedy! See more »
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An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Pia Degermark ... Betty Williams / Clarimonde

Thomas Hunter ... Jens Larsen
Yvor Murillo ... Josef (as Ivor Murillo)
Ingrid van Bergen ... Miss Niessen
Joachim Kemmer ... Martin
Oskar Wegrostek ... Abt
Lyvia Bauer ... Gabrielle
Daria Damar ... Kirsten
Kay Williams
Michael Janisch
Toni Wagner
Ferdy Mayne ... Count Dracula (as Ferdie Mayne)
Raoul Retzer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Frenzel ... Rock-Band (Birth Control) (uncredited)
Bernd Koschmidder ... Rock-Band (Birth Control) (uncredited)
Willfried Kovárnik ... Transvestite (uncredited)
Bernd Noske ... Rock-Band (Birth Control) (uncredited)
Beba Novak ... Vampire girl in white (uncredited)
Reinhold Sobotta ... Rock-Band (Birth Control) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Freddie Francis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Karl-Heinz Hummel  idea
August Rieger 

Produced by
Pier A. Caminnecci .... producer (as Pier A. Caminneci)
 
Original Music by
Jerry van Rooyen 
 
Cinematography by
Gérard Vandenberg 
 
Film Editing by
Alfred Srp  (as Fred Srp)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Zehetner 
 
Costume Design by
Lambert Hofer Jr. 
Klara Zichy-Kiss 
 
Makeup Department
Helmut Kraft .... makeup artist
Jupp Paschke .... makeup artist
Stefan Szenoner .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Fritz Andraschko .... assistant production manager
Wulf Hausenberg .... assistant production manager
Wolfgang Odelga .... production manager
H. Klaus Pohlen .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Saunders .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Kurt Dau .... sound
Peter Kellerhals .... sound
Erwin Tews .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Axel Hesse .... assistant camera
Ricardo Richter .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Uli Richter .... costume designer: Pia Degermark
 

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102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Abt:They ought to ship that dyke back to Holland!See more »
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"They should ship that dyke back to Holland"., 7 October 2010
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Have a taste for blood… well let me throw in a side tray of goofy humour and seedy sexual activity. The (post-hippie stage) early 70s "The Vampire Happening" is a playfully sexy low-budget German produced horror spoof that sinks its teeth into the vampire genre. While not always on the mark with the gags (where sometimes the script didn't throw up enough or just repeated the gimmicks or rowdiness), as the fangs could have use a sharpen, but it remains rather diverting because of the idiotic silliness and free flowing skin.

Hollywood star Betty Williams, but her real name countess Von Robenstein has made her way to her newly inherited castle in Transylvania. Upon checking it out, she decides to stay. Unknowingly to her, Claramonde Catani her great grandmother is kept in a tomb in the castle and happens to be a vampire. They look so alike except for the colour of their hair and that of their nail polish, but Catani constantly switches identities with her granddaughter who confuses her anxious servant Josef and the town's folk.

The robust story is pure ham, digging up every opportunity to poke fun at the vampire conventions and the superstitious framework. The film's closing half focusing on the swinging orgy party filled with vampires and a special guest --- Count Dracula himself (a terrifically amusing mock turn by Ferdy Mayne) takes the icing. It's exploitative in its revealing, if tempting visuals (don't count the cheap, charming make-up) and the clumsy script is constantly cheeky with its innuendos. Pia Degermark is a complete hoot, as she's seductively saucy in her dual roles Williams / Catani. She's a prowess! Yvor Murillo is fitting as the bumbling comic servant Josef and Thomas Hunter is acceptable as William's lover. Director Freddie Francis does a surefooted job, if nothing overly special, but the choice of locations bathe nicely in a Gothic ambiance despite the modern setting. Liked the illustrated opening credits.

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