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Hannah, Queen of the Vampires -- Archaelogists come across a vampire burial ground when on a dig. This awakens to vampires who go on a rampage.

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Writers:
Ricardo Ferrer (screenplay)
Ricardo Ferrer (story)
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Release Date:
September 1973 (USA) See more »
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Have you ever done it the Transylvanian way ...? See more »
Plot:
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:
"Put Your College Books Away and get Yourself Some Dog's Bane" See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Andrew Prine ... Chris Bolton

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

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

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)
 
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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)
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Runtime:
75 min | UK:81 min | USA:85 min (DVD)
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Color (Metrocolor) | Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:18 | USA:PG (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating)
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This film was shot over the course of three months.See more »
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
"Put Your College Books Away and get Yourself Some Dog's Bane", 21 April 2006

Quite ridiculous yet somewhat engaging story about a young archaeologist, played with one dimension by Andrew Prine, coming to Vampire Island to see/investigate the death of his father. Somehow a huge crypt carrying the remains of a 700 year-old vampire woman has fallen on him and his son must convince the locals that vampires are absurd superstitions. Of course what might have been a mystery is destroyed in the opening sequence as we see who has killed the father, just leaving the not-too-hard-to-figure why out. The film doesn't have much of a budget but the bleak desolation of the island is convincing, the vampire queen is impressive(and beautiful), and some of the shots are very atmospheric. Prine is bland and Spanish horror queen Patty Shepard displays some histrionics. She looks subtle when compared to some of the so-called "quiet" locals who fear the return of the killing palindrome. Frank Brana, playing the crusty, old, sagacious blind sailor steals his scenes with no shame being not just a slice of ham but a whole butt roast! Listen to his dialog, it is so bad that it is so fun and easily for me at least the best part of this film. "She is smart...700 years smart" and other quotes about Hannah sticking her fangs into necks and the power of superstitions cascade from his lips in an almost monosyllabic manner which only accentuates his strange looks as he might be a cross between Bela Lugosi's Ygor in Son of Frankenstein and Carmen Ghia from The Producers(okay, I know it's an obscure reference). Nobody else in the film comes too close to being just plain eye-catching. Teresa Gimpera as Hannah comes close; however, for different reasons. She looks great after so long and can still turn into fog and a wolf with the best of them. Her death scene is something to behold unintentionally. While Crypt of the Living Dead is indeed a bad film, it is a very watchable one once things get going.

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