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The Vampire and the Ballerina (1960)

L'amante del vampiro (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 31 October 1962 (USA)
A troupe of beautiful young dancers find themselves stranded in a sinister, spooky old castle, not knowing that it is home to a group of vampires.

Director:

Renato Polselli

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay), Ernesto Gastaldi (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hélène Rémy ... Luisa (as Helene Remy)
Tina Gloriani Tina Gloriani ... Francesca
Walter Brandi Walter Brandi ... Herman
Isarco Ravaioli Isarco Ravaioli ... Luca
Gino Turini Gino Turini ... Giorgio (as John Turner)
Pier Ugo Gragnani Pier Ugo Gragnani ... Professor (as Ugo Gragnani)
Brigitte Castor Brigitte Castor
Lut Maryk Lut Maryk
Ombretta Ostenda Ombretta Ostenda
Bava Sanni Bava Sanni
Marisa Quattrini Marisa Quattrini
Giorgio Braccesi Giorgio Braccesi
Titti Valeri Titti Valeri
Stefania Sabatini Stefania Sabatini
Franca Licastro Franca Licastro
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A troupe of beautiful young dancers find themselves stranded in a sinister, spooky old castle, not knowing that it is home to a group of vampires.

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BLOOD-LUSTING FIEND WHO PREYS ON GIRLS! VAMPIRE-QUEEN WHO FEEDS ON LIFEBLOOD OF MEN! See more »

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Horror

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

31 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vampire and the Ballerina See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Arguably the first Italian horror movie of early 60's.
31 May 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A group of sultry Italian ballerinas is terrorized by the vampire and his countess Lucia in an old and dusty castle."The Vampire and the Ballerina" is arguably the first Italian horror movie of early 60's.Mario Bava's immortal "Black Sunday" went into production three months later.The film is worth seeing for its vintage B&W atmosphere,a subtly erotic elements and glorious Gothic mood.All the ladies are strikingly beautiful and there is some tame bloodsucking action.Actually one of the dancers is a very young Femi Benussi."The Vampire and the Ballerina" was shot in Piccolomini castle built in 1470 on the remains of a previous fortified structure and now surrounded by a wonderful green park.If you are a fan of Italian horror watch this stylish mood piece as soon as possible.8 out of 10.


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