Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.


Herbert L. Strock


Aben Kandel (story and screenplay) (as Ralph Thornton)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Harrison Sandra Harrison ... Nancy Perkins
Louise Lewis ... Miss Branding
Gail Ganley Gail Ganley ... Myra
Jerry Blaine Jerry Blaine ... Tab
Heather Ames Heather Ames ... Nola
Malcolm Atterbury ... Lt. Dunlap
Mary Adams ... Mrs. Thorndyke
Thomas Browne Henry Thomas Browne Henry ... Mr. Paul Perkins (as Thomas B. Henry)
Don Devlin Don Devlin ... Eddie
Jean Dean Jean Dean ... Mrs. Doris Perkins (as Jeanne Dean)
Richard Devon ... Det. Sgt. Stewart
Paul Maxwell ... Mike, the young doctor
Shirley Delancey Shirley Delancey ... Terry (as Shirley De Lancey)
Michael Hall Michael Hall ... Glenn
Craig Duncan Craig Duncan ... Police Officer


In a girl's boarding school, science teacher, Miss Branding, tests her theory that there is power within the human potential that is beyond that of the atom. Using hypnosis and a special amulet, a new and troubled student, Nancy Perkins, becomes the subject of her experiments which result in a series of full-moon murders. Written by alfiehitchie

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The "Blood of Dracula" poster motif is based on a Chester Collum illustration from "Adam" magazine Vol. 1 No.10 1957. It reappears further altered on the cover of "Tales of Voodoo", May 1974. See more »


During the first shot of the "stake" that will kill Sandra Harrison it is shown to be about four inches tall. In the second shot, when it is protruding from her body, it is about a foot tall and perceptively sharper at the end. See more »


Miss Branding: Science constantly moves forwarrd. Every hour brings new discoveries.
Myra: Your own?
Miss Branding: My own! Otherwise what I have to give to the world would have no validity.
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Puppy Love
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Blaine
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"We live in a world ruled by men for men."
4 October 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Another of AIP's teenage horror movies like I Was a Teenage Werewolf and I Was a Teenage Frankenstein. This one's about a teenage girl who smokes so you know she's a rebel. Her father is remarrying just six weeks after her mom died, so she's got a lot to rebel against. Anyway the dad and stepmom send the girl to boarding school, where she meets a lady chemistry teacher who's also a bit of a mad scientist. She is pretty peeved that men are going to destroy the world and won't let her save it, so she uses an amulet to hypnotize the girl into a becoming a vampire, because why not?

Obviously, as with most of these types of movies, it's got its share of flaws. The vampire makeup is pretty silly and that corny music number is unintentionally hilarious. The ending is abrupt like they decided they had better things to do one day and just called it quits. Still, it's not all bad. The script has some bite (no pun intended) and some of the characters are fun. There's also some subtext that, laughable though it may be, keeps things interesting. Sandra Harrison is good as the smart-mouthed lead. Louise Lewis is appropriately melodramatic as the scientist. The rest of the cast ranges in quality and includes babes Gail Ganley and Heather Ames. No one stinks up the joint. Even the lesser actors are worth watching for how much they ham it up. As a horror movie, it wouldn't scare an infant. But it does have value for fans of cheesy B movies from the '50s.

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November 1957 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

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