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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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4/10 **/5 ~ Hard-Hearted Hannah, the Vamp from the Drive-In. See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (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

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)
 

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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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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
4/10 **/5 ~ Hard-Hearted Hannah, the Vamp from the Drive-In., 22 August 2001
Author: Doctor_Mabuse from United States

DVD title: Young Hannah, Queen of the Vampires.

An archaeologist (Andrew Prine) visits Vampire Island to bury his father, who has died under mysterious circumstances. He ignores the warnings of a schoolteacher (Patty Shepard) and, prodded by an historical novelist (Mark Damon), he opens the tomb of the 13th-Century vampire Queen Hannah (Teresa Gimpera).

This routine but decent little import benefits from a colorful Mediterranean location, good photography and an engagingly casual performance by the slumming Prine. Despite a tedious midsection and poor dubbing of minor roles, the film has a mildly distinctive flavor, like a failed Euro-Trash Count Yorga, Vampire (1970).

Of the cast, Gimpera played the Crying Mother opposite Christopher Lee in Jesus Franco's El Conde Dracula/Count Dracula (1970), and Shepard (Spanish cinema's answer to horror star Barbara Steele) was Paul Naschy's co-star in the cult classic La Noche de Walpurgis/The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman/Werewolf's Shadow (1971). Damon (House of Usher, 1960) had faced vampires before in Il Plenilunio delle Vergine/The Devil's Wedding Night (1973) and in Mario Bava's I Tre Volti delle Paura/Black Sabbath (1963). (Today a Hollywood producer, Damon faces a different kind of vampire.)

Originally titled La Tumba de la Isla Maldita, the completed film (directed by Julio Salvador) was reworked for American release with new scenes shot by former actor Ray Danton, whose horror films as director include Deathmaster (1972) and Psychic Killer (1975).

It is more interesting to learn about such films than to dismiss them out of hand.

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