IMDb > Hannah, Queen of the Vampires (1973)

Hannah, Queen of the Vampires (1973) More at IMDbPro »La tumba de la isla maldita (original title)

Photos (See all 10 | slideshow)


User Rating:
4.0/10   379 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Ricardo Ferrer (screenplay)
Ricardo Ferrer (story)
View company contact information for Hannah, Queen of the Vampires on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
September 1973 (USA) See more »
Two archaeologists on a scientific dig come across a vampire burial ground and discover that the creatures are about to awaken and attack a nearby village. | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Spanish/US vampire movie about a gorgeous bloodsucker threatens to the island villagers See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Andrew Prine ... Chris Bolton
Patty Shepard ... Mary (as Patty Sheppard)
Mark Damon ... Peter
Ihsan Gedik ... The Wild Man (as Ihsan Genik)
Teresa Gimpera ... Hannah
Frank Braña ... Abdul Hamid - the blind sailor (as Frank Brana)
Edward Walsh ... Ali, Adnan's father
Jack La Rue Jr. ... Adnan
John Alderman ... First Fisherman
Shera Osman ... Zora, the little girl
Jem Osmanoglu ... Little Boy
Mariano García Rey ... Prof. Bolton (as Mariano Rey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Martín
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Julio Salvador 
Ray Danton (new footage)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ricardo Ferrer  screenplay
Ricardo Ferrer  story
Lois Gibson  story
Julio Salvador  writer
Lou Shaw  writer

Produced by
Wolf Schmidt .... executive producer
Lou Shaw .... producer
Original Music by
Phillip Lambro 
Cinematography by
Juan Gelpí 
Film Editing by
David Rawlins 
Art Direction by
Juan Alberto Soler  (as Juan Alberto)
Makeup Department
Carmen Díez .... assistant makeup artist (as Carmen Diez)
Mariano García Rey .... makeup artist
Hipólita López .... hair stylist (as H. Lopez)
Production Management
Antonio R. Espinosa .... production manager (as Antonio Espinoza)
Ali Taygun .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gil Carretero .... assistant director
Art Department
Ramón Miró .... property master (as Ramon Miron)
Sound Department
Marvin Kerner .... sound effects (as Marv Kerner)
Special Effects by
Antonio Molina .... special effects (as A. Molina)
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Garrido .... assistant camera
Santiago Rodríguez .... camera operator (as Santiago Rodriguez)
Elpidio San Jose .... head grip
Editorial Department
Neil Brunnenkant .... assistant editor
Music Department
Phillip Lambro .... conductor
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor (as Jack Tillar)
Other crew
Ray Danton .... director: extra footage for English language version
Peri Osmanoglu .... production assistant
Piero Sciumè .... script supervisor (as Piero Sciume)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La tumba de la isla maldita" - Spain (original title)
"Crypt of the Living Dead" - International (English title)
"Young Hannah, Queen of the Vampires" - USA (video title)
See more »
75 min | UK:81 min | USA:85 min (DVD)
Color (Metrocolor) | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | UK:18 | USA:PG (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating)
Filming Locations:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Spanish/US vampire movie about a gorgeous bloodsucker threatens to the island villagers, 15 May 2014
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Creepy as well as colorful terror movie with chills , thrills , scary events and being decently filmed . When Professor Bolton , an archaeologist doing research on Vampire Island , is murdered , his son Chris (Andrew Prine) comes to the island to bury his dad , something not easily done since the professor's body is pinned under several tons of tomb . There Chris is received by Peter (Mark Damon) a student doing research on the Crusades , and his sister Mary (Patty Sheppard) who is a teacher of the Island kiddies . As Chris , Peter and villagers dig come across a vampire burial ground and discover that a strange creature (Teresa Gimpera) are about to awaken and attack a nearby village with its inhabitants (Frank Braña , among others) . As the undead dies .. again .. again . .

This frightening movie deliberately told contains chills , suspense , colorful images and lots of blood , including obnoxious killings . Director Julio Salvador brings this ghastly and stylish story plagued with eerie intrigue , and depraved gore murders executed by a vampire who becomes a wolf . It is a straight horror film that features a supernatural intrigue , a Vampirism story plenty of mythology and historical events about Crusades . In fact , the tomb of the title belongs to Hannah, fiancé of King Louis VII , legend tells that , 700 years ago , Luis VII King of France goes out to conquest orient lands for Christendom but along the way happens a shipwrecked , they wash up at a weird island where his sweetheart Hannah became a vampire and that Louis sealed her alive in the tomb such that, should the tomb ever be opened before the return of Christ, Hannah would rise again . Evocative as well as colorful Cinematography by Juan Gelpí , being filmed on location in Turkey . Strange and atmospheric original musical score by Phillip Lambro .

This eerie picture was professional and stylistically directed by Julio Salvador though in the American version there are some new frames filmed by Ray Danton . Julio Salvador was a good professional who directed some nice films such as ¨Contraband in Spain¨ with Richard Greene and Anouk Aimee and in 1968 directed Ray Danton , co-filmmaker in this film , at the movie titled ¨Hello Glen Ward¨ . Julio Salvador made various pictures with his fetish actor Conrado San Martin such as ¨Sin Sonrisa De Dios¨, ¨Duda¨ , ¨Lo Que Nunca Muere¨ and his best film ¨Apartado Correos 1001¨. He also was writer , as he wrote "Love Brides of the Blood Mummy¨dealing with a Mummy rebirth and ¨The Mercenary¨ again with Ray Danton . Furthermore , he wrote this ¨Crypt of the Living Dead" also titled "Hannah, Queen of the Vampires" or "Young Hannah, Queen of the Vampires . Rating : Acceptable and passable , 6,5/10 . An alright movie that will appeal to horror buffs .

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (18 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Hannah, Queen of the Vampires (1973)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Alright Movie! PACman66
Crypt of the Living Dead-'1973' sexuup11
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Las alegres vampiras de Vögel La noche de los brujos Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Leonor The House of Seven Corpses
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Horror section IMDb Spain section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.