The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: Season 3, Episode 1

The Last Vampyre (27 Jan. 1994)

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Sherlock Holmes investigates strange and tragic happenings in a village that appear linked to a man who seems to be like a vampire.

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Roy Marsden ...
Keith Barron ...
Rob Ferguson
Yolanda Vazquez ...
Carlotta (as Yolanda Vasquey)
Maurice Denham ...
Reverend Merridew
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Dolores
Jason Hetherington ...
Michael
Elizabeth Spriggs ...
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Peter Geddis ...
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Kate Lansbury ...
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Maria Redmond ...
Vera Gresty
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Hilary Mason ...
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Sherlock Holmes agrees to investigate suspected murders in a village whose ancestors had killed a prominent family a century ago that they thought were vampires. These deaths appear to be linked to a descendant of that family, a man who seems to have something malevolently supernatural about him, much like a vampire itself. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Sherlock Holmes: [after scaring Watson in vampire fashion] Sorry to have alarmed you, Watson, but your reaction was instructive. So you believe in their existence?
Doctor Watson: What?
Sherlock Holmes: Vampires.
Doctor Watson: [angrily] No, of course I don't.
Sherlock Holmes: Your attitude suggests the contrary.
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This production neither bites nor sucks
25 October 2011 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

This fourth Sherlock Holmes film from Granada is a loose adaptation of the short story titled "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire." Although the plot seems erratic at times and is difficult to follow, it still manages to hold your attention. In this story, Conan Doyle reveals his fascination with the occult as well a social commentary on how public and mass hysteria can create the illusion of something supernatural, when in fact it is something normal and natural - and easily explained. The production values are first class and the music by Patrick Gowers is dark and beautiful. The supporting cast is strong with Roy Marsden as Stockton. Jeremy Brett is still solid as Sherlock Holmes (even with his ongoing illness) and Edward Hardwicke makes an equally solid Watson. The film is overwrought but not the worst in the series either.


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