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The Bloodsucker Leads the Dance (1975)

La sanguisuga conduce la danza (original title)
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Gothic lesbians prowl the corridors of a miserable little castle in Italy and fall prey to a deranged count with resplendent canine gnashers, a ghostly white complexion and the personality of Atilla the Hun.

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Femi Benussi ...
Sybil
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ...
Count Richard Marnack (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Krista Nell ...
Cora
Patrizia Webley ...
Evelyn (as Patrizia De Rossi)
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Gregory
Mario De Rosa ...
Jeffrey - the butler
Barbara Marzano ...
Mary, the maid
Marzia Damon ...
Rosalind (as Caterina Chiani)
Lidia Olizzi ...
Penny
Susette Nadalutti
Pier Paola Succi
Leo Valeriano ...
Samuel
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Gothic lesbians prowl the corridors of a miserable little castle in Italy and fall prey to a deranged count with resplendent canine gnashers, a ghostly white complexion and the personality of Atilla the Hun.

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A Horror Film? A Giallo? Not Really.
27 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I watched this film on Netflix, I was given the Redemption version with eight minutes of terrible introduction before the film even began. I would strongly encourage anyone who watches this to skip ahead to the film... (the DVD is probably the same, and there is no excuse for that).

Critic Robert Firsching said, "In the hands of a better filmmaker, it might have been an interesting pastiche, or even played as a clever spoof, but Rizzo appears to have made the whole thing up as he went along." That may be fair, as it seems to have very little plot and revolve around getting different characters in bed with each other.

Fans of Mario Bava might recognize a few faces: we have Giacomo Rossi-Stuart ("Kill, Baby, Kill") and Luciano Pigozzi ("Blood and Black Lace"). Those looking for horror will be disappointed, though. Despite the title claiming there is a "bloodsucker", this is not a horror film or a giallo in any real sense. It is an Italian sex comedy, and little more.

Alfredo Rizzo directed only eight films, but appeared as an actor in 97. He was certainly a better actor than a director.


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