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29 April 1972 (Italy) See more »
The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Night of the Vurdulak - OK, but slow, and not the best adaptation of this material See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order)
Gianni Garko ... Nicola
Agostina Belli ... Sdenka
Roberto Maldera ... Jovan (as Mark Roberts)
Cinzia De Carolis ... Irina
Teresa Gimpera ... Elena
Bill Vanders ... Gorca Ciuvelak (as William Vanders)
Umberto Raho ... Doctor Tosi
Luis Suárez ... Vlado
Sabrina Tamborra ... Mira
Rosita Torosh ... Nurse (as Rosa Toros)
Stefano Oppedisano ... Male Nurse
Maria Monti ... The witch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bartha ... Saw-Mill Owner (uncredited)
Tom Felleghy ... Police Commissioner (uncredited)
Renato Turi ... Il Detective In Pensione (uncredited)

Directed by
Giorgio Ferroni 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eduardo Manzanos Brochero 
Romano Migliorini 
Gianbattista Mussetto 
Aleksei Tolstoy  novelette Sem'ya vurdalaka

Produced by
Luigi Mariani .... producer
Original Music by
Giorgio Gaslini 
Cinematography by
Manuel Berenguer 
Film Editing by
Gianmaria Messeri 
Costume Design by
Elio Micheli 
Production Management
Solly V. Bianco .... production manager
Art Department
Eugenio Liverani .... set designer
Special Effects by
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects (as Rambaldi)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastiano Celeste .... camera operator (as Nino Celeste)
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Edda Dell'Orso .... singer (uncredited)
Other crew
Isabel Mulá .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"La notte dei diavoli" - Italy (original title)
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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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7 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Night of the Vurdulak - OK, but slow, and not the best adaptation of this material, 20 April 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

A man in rough shape walks weakly like a zombie. He winds up at a hospital. There's a barrage of strange images, a meaty skull with worms, half of a woman's head exploding, followed by the other half, X-rays of a skull. Pretty surreal start, but it normalizes from there.

The man does not speak. The doctors circulate his photo, and a woman comes to the hospital and can identify the man. He does start talking when he sees her, and freaks out to some extent. She disappears.

The man remembers the events that led to him winding up in the hospital. Driving his car on a woodsy road, he gets into an accident and comes across an isolated home. This family has recently buried one of their own. The man grows fond of one of the women, and gradually learns about the dead man, and the family's fears. The external SciFilm review of this film raises some of the same points I would have made.

The story this was based on, never translated into English as far as I know, was also adapted by Mario Bava as one of the segments of Black Sabbath. Bava, not surprisingly, did a much better job. This director is OK, but his other horror film, Mill of the Stone Women is quite a bit better. I recommend those two movies over this one.

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