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La orgía nocturna de los vampiros
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September 1974 (USA) See more »
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A busload of tourists stops in to visit a small European town. What they don't know is that the town is completely inhabited by vampires. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Haunted, flesh-eating Spanish town See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jack Taylor ... Luis
Dyanik Zurakowska ... Alma (as Dianik Zurakowska)
José Guardiola ... Boris, the Major
Charo Soriano ... Raquel
Helga Liné ... The Countess
Manuel de Blas ... Marcos
David Aller ... César
Luis Ciges ... Godó
Gaspar 'Indio' González ... Ernesto (as Indio González)
Antonio Páramo ... Bujoli police official
Fernando Bilbao ... The Giant
Alfonso de la Vega ... Lame blacksmith
Rafael Albaicín ... Knife grinder
L. Villena ... Bus driver
María Vidal ... Maid
Sandalio Hernández ... Innkeeper Mesonero
Fernando E. Romero ... Boy (as Fernando Romero)
Sarita Gil ... Violet, the little girl

Directed by
León Klimovsky 
 
Writing credits
Gabriel Moreno Burgos (story and screenplay) (as Gabriel Burgos) &
Antonio Fos (story and screenplay)

Produced by
José Frade .... producer (as José Frade Almohalla)
 
Cinematography by
Antonio L. Ballesteros  (as Antonio López Ballesteros)
 
Film Editing by
Antonio Ramírez de Loaysa 
 
Art Direction by
Gumersindo Andrés 
 
Set Decoration by
Gumersindo Andrés 
 
Costume Design by
Peris 
 
Makeup Department
Francisca Guillot .... makeup artist (as Paquita Guillot)
Miguel Sesé .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
José Salcedo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrés Vich .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Galicia .... set construction
Antonio Luna .... property master
Jesús Mateos .... property master
Ricardo Mengíbar .... property master
Jaime Pérez Cubero .... set construction (as Cubero)
 
Sound Department
José María San Mateo .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Pablo Pérez .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Martín .... camera operator
Saturnino Pita .... assistant camera
José Salvador .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Federico Vich .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Mario Martin .... production assistant
Erika Szel .... script supervisor
Jesús Yagüe .... production assistant
 

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"La orgía nocturna de los vampiros" - Spain (original title)
"Grave Desires" - USA (reissue title)
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84 min | UK:80 min
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Haunted, flesh-eating Spanish town, 3 February 2004
Author: macabro357 from U.S.

Ok so there are no orgies, but who cares?

Hey this one isn't bad at all. Bus load of tourists takes a wrong turn and winds up in a town that at first seems un-inhabited but it turns out is filled with cannibalistic creatures who only come out at night. They're not really vampires but attack their victims en-mass and tear them to pieces. They also disable the bus so the stranded tourists can't escape. After all, we wouldn't want 'din-din' to run away, now would we?

Surprisingly, there's not a lot of gore in this considering the theme, but there's enough creepy atmosphere in this setting that it makes it mildly entertaining. The townspeople chasing the car with Jack Taylor and Dyanik Zurakowska reminds me of the chase scene in the recently released DAGON while the "they aren't to be believed" ending is straight out of TWO THOUSAND MANIACS.

You'll have to see all three of them to know what I'm talking about. Still, I recommend this one if you're into 70s Euro horror and want to see some sexy babes in it. Like Helga Line as the local, blood Countess. She was hot.

DVD is ok although the picture quality isn't anything to rave about, plus there are no extras except a trailer.

It's a few steps above anything Jess Franco was putting out at the time. I liked it. Check it out.

6 out of 10

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