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Incense for the Damned
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Writers:
Julian More (screenplay)
Simon Raven (novel)
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Release Date:
1970 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A group of friends search for a young English Oxford student who has disappeared whilst researching in Greece... See more » | Full synopsis »
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"An oddity in the British horror genre." See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Patrick Macnee ... Derek Longbow

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Walter Goodrich
Alexander Davion ... Tony Seymore (as Alex Davion)
Johnny Sekka ... Bob Kirby
Madeleine Hinde ... Penelope (as Madeline Hinde)

Edward Woodward ... Dr. Holstrom
William Mervyn ... Marc Honeydew
Patrick Mower ... Richard Fountain
David Lodge ... Colonel
Imogen Hassall ... Chriseis
John Barron ... Diplomat
Valerie Van Ost ... Don's wife
Theo Moreos ... Mayor
Nick Pandelides ... Monk Superior
Andreas Potamitis ... Police Chief
Theodosia Elefthreadon ... Old Woman
Hristos Eleftheriadis ... Priest (as Christ Eleftheriades)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Françoise Pascal ... Girl At Orgy (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Cheerful Lady at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Hartford-Davis  (as Michael Burrowes)
 
Writing credits
Julian More (screenplay)

Simon Raven (novel "Doctors Wear Scarlet")

Produced by
Graham Harris .... producer
Peter Newbrook .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Richards  (as Bobby Richards)
 
Cinematography by
Desmond Dickinson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Thornton (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
George Provis 
 
Production Management
Robert Sterne .... in charge of production
 
Sound Department
Tony Dawe .... sound recordist
Don Deacon .... dialogue editor
Colin Hobson .... dubbing assistant
Peter Pardo .... boom operator
Dennis Whitlock .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronnie Maasz .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Maxine Julius .... assistant editor
Pamela Lewis .... colour consultant
 
Music Department
Robert Richards .... conductor (as Bobby Richards)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Incense for the Damned" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
87 min | USA:82 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:R
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Director Robert Hartford-Davis refused to have anything to do with the film, stating that he did not believe it to be finished. The film was credited to Michael Burrowes.See more »
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Tony Seymore:Are you trying to tell me that a girl sucking blood from a man's neck can induce an orgasm?See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
"An oddity in the British horror genre.", 13 April 2004
Author: jamesraeburn2003 from Poole, Dorset

Whilst in Greece researching a book on Greek mythology, a young Oxford Don (Mower), falls under the spell of Chriseis (Hassal), a beautiful but sexually perverted vampire who murders her victims for their blood.

An oddity in the history of the British horror genre. Director Robert Hartford Davies disowned the picture due to never fully explained production problems, although it has been suggested that the low budget ran out and that scheduled re-shoots never happened. As a result the film was pasted together quickly and it's disgruntled director was credited under the pseudonym Michael Burrowes. The film got a trade show in 1972 but it wasn't given a London showing until 1976.

The picture does show a few scars of it's troubled production like when a studio rock is quite clearly seen bouncing off an actor's head without doing him any injury, but it's interpretation of vampirism as a sexual perversion is interesting although there quite clearly wasn't enough time to develop it properly. The location shooting in Greece of Desmond Dickenson is first class and the best performances come from Patrick Macnee (who had just finished The Avengers) as Major Longbarrow, Patrick Mower as the ill-fated scholar and Peter Cushing as Dr Goodrich who put the pressure on Mower academically to such a degree that it made him tempted to join the perverted vampire for excitement.

The film has been reissued on DVD under it's alternative title, "Bloodsuckers", featuring a deleted scene which attempted to add drug addiction to the mixture of sex and vampirism.

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