A female vampire rises from her crypt every night in search of children as her victims.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
José María Prada
Ángel del Pozo ...
José Guardiola
Catherine's father (as Jorge Rigaud)
José María Caffarel ...
Piero Vida
Tito García
Francisco Nieto ...
(as Paco Nieto)
José Moreno
Ana Gasber


Richard is a medieval nobleman. After his first wife dies in an accident and is buried in the family vault, he remarries and has children by his second wife. A mad longing for his first wife Leonor comes over him, and he sells his soul to the devil for a chance to get her back. But when she returns, she is a murderous vampire. Written by Ørnås

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September 1977 (USA)  »

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Slow moving romantic horror story
19 May 2004 | by (Geilenkirchen, Germany) – See all my reviews

Don't expect 70s Eurohorror in the vein of Jess Franco and the like, and don't expect anything ingenious like the efforts of the director's father. It's a loose adaptation of motives by early romanticist Ludwig Tieck, and since there was no vampirism in literature back then, THERE ARE NO VAMPIRES IN THIS MOVIE EITHER! Just Liv Ullman coming back from the dead after 10 years and strangling children. Great locations, good acting, but neither a convincing drama nor a satisfying horror film. But I've seen much worse than that and young Ornella Muti's a treat. And I like the fact that some screenwriters of the seventies got back to classic seldom filmed literature (like Ado Kyrou did in the far superior 'Le Moine') instead of copying plotlines, themes and motives that have been used a thousand times before.

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