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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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Tagline:
THE UNDEAD DIES...AGAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN!
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 »
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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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Australia:PG | UK:18 | USA:PG (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating)
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Ancient Vampires need the Most Attention, 25 November 2007
Author: yetanotherharris from Satan's Colon

CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the title given this movie on the copy I watched, is a bit misleading in that the term "living dead" typically signifies a zombie flick. This is not, of course, a zombie film, as any of the alternate titles (HANNAH: QUEEN OF THE VAMPIRES, for example) would correctly suggest that this is a vampire movie. It was released in Spain and apparently dubbed into English, although some of the actors were very obviously speaking in English.

As a vampire movie, CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD is fairly interesting after one gets past the first forty or fifty minutes. It begins with an archaeologist exploring a 700-year-old crypt, coming across the tomb of Hannah (Teresa Gimpera), an ancient vampire. He doesn't get far before two guys (cultists?) come along and kill him, stuffing him under the tomb and breaking the tomb's legs. Flash forward a few days, and the archeologist's son, Chris Bolton (Andrew Prine) arrives on the island to deal with his father's death. After being shown where his father died, he is told that the tomb is far too heavy to be moved. Bolton then arranges to have the tomb taken apart, so that they may remove his father's body and give him a proper burial.

Unfortunately, Bolton's father had the misfortune to be buried under a tomb that most of the locals knew was occupied by a horrible, yet extremely sexy, vampire queen, and Bolton has a great deal of difficulty getting assistance in taking the tomb apart. Although he doesn't believe in the vampire legend, once they crack open the coffin and the 700-year-old woman looks closer to her mid-twenties, Bolton gets involved in the action to stop her. She does get an opportunity to terrorize the island a little bit, but her movement rate is far too slow and she has to rely upon her sheer sexiness to draw any victims near. While this movie does have its problems, I have to say that Hannah's death scene was genuinely eerie and unique.

My copy of this movie comes from the "Chilling Classics" 50 movie boxed set, but it should be known that this movie probably could be found online for free. Fans of vampire movies should get a kick out of this, and general fans of horror may enjoy it as well.

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