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Incense for the Damned
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Writers:
Julian More (screenplay)
Simon Raven (novel)
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1970 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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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)
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Françoise Pascal ... Girl At Orgy (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Cheerful Lady at Party (uncredited)
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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)
 
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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 »
Quotes:
Tony Seymore:Are you trying to tell me that a girl sucking blood from a man's neck can induce an orgasm?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »

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Not very well put together but odd enough for a watch, 22 March 2012
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Blood Suckers is a bit of an oddity really. On the surface it looks like yet another typical British horror movie from the early 70's. A little bit of the occult, some nudity and starring Peter Cushing. But, in all honesty, it's not that typical at all. Despite having a pretty impressive cast – Patrick Macnee (The Avengers), Patrick Mower (The Devil Rides Out), Edward Woodward (The Wicker Man) and Cushing – it doesn't really utilise them very well at all. Cushing is in it at the beginning and end but doesn't really register; Patrick Macnee is killed half way through, Woodward has an uninteresting cameo role, while Mower seems to sleep-walk through his role. Technically the film itself is, at best, a little haphazard. It appears to have been edited together using a hack-saw, while the storyline could charitably be described as a little confused and unfocused. In fact it begins with the kind of voice-over that is normally used to cover for the fact that a lot of material was not filmed; seemingly the film ran into some difficulties so this may explain this.

Having said all this it is a little unusual and that does garner it some points. The story of the are-they-or-aren't-they vampires is a little different, if admittedly not all that successfully told. The varied locations do offer something a little different to the norm too, although it does feel more like an action-adventure than an actual horror film a lot of the time. So, it's a mess but a mess not without some interest. Also, on the DVD release I saw, the deleted scene was an extended psychedelic orgy which was completely removed for some unfathomable reason; it would have easily have been the best sequence in the film proper if it had been included.

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