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Atom Age Vampire (1960)

Seddok, l'erede di Satana (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 19 August 1960 (Italy)
A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor ... See full summary »


Piero Monviso (story), Gino De Santis (scenario) (as Gino De Sanctis) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Lupo ... Prof. Alberto Levin
Susanne Loret ... Jeanette Moreneau
Sergio Fantoni ... Pierre Mornet
Franca Parisi ... Monique Riviere
Ivo Garrani ... Commisario Bouchard
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Paul Leroi
Rina Franchetti Rina Franchetti ... La mitomane
Roberto Bertea Roberto Bertea ... Sacha
Gianni Loti Gianni Loti ... Marein
Tullio Altamura ... Dr. Doubré
Gianna Piaz Gianna Piaz ... Infermiera
Francesco Sormano Francesco Sormano ... Professore Morette
Nicoletta Varè Nicoletta Varè ... Arlette
Appio Cartei Appio Cartei ... (as Cartei Appio)
Bruno Benedetti Bruno Benedetti


A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor must give her additional treatments using glands taken from murdered women. His unexplained ability to turn into a hideous monster helps with this problem but does nothing to win her love. The doctor's woes multiply as the police and the girl's boyfriend begin to close in on him. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Movies title is a sloppy translation of original Italian name; the there are no vampires in this movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original Italian version was 105 minutes long; US theatrical version is 87 minutes long; most US video versions are only 72 minutes long. See more »


Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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Funny Italian Title and Messy American Title
18 November 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The stripper Jeanette Moreneau (Susanne Loret) is dumped by her boyfriend Pierre Mornet (Sergio Fantoni) and she drives her car to talk to him. However, she has a car accident and the left side of her face is completely disfigured by horrible scars. She is approached in the hospital by Monique Riviere (Franca Parisi), who is the assistant and lover of Professor Alberto Levin (Alberto Lupo), and she tells Jeanette that her face can be restored.

Jeanette secretly goes to the professor's house and is treated by him, using a process that depends on the cells that Prof. Levin, who is also a monster that strangles his victim, removes from the women that he kills. While treating Jeanette, Prof. Levin falls in an unrequited love for her and kills Monique. Meanwhile, the police inspector that is investigating the mysterious murders, suspects of Prof. Levin.

"Seddok, l'Erede di Satana" (meaning "Seddok, the Heir of Satan"), a.k.a. "Atom Age Vampire", is a trash Italian horror film that combines "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" with Georges Franju's "Les Yeux Sans Visage" and the vampire of the messy American title. The result is a predictable film, with one actress that recalls Sophia Loren and the other that recalls Madonna. But anyway, it is entertaining and worths be watched. I saw the 87 minutes version and by the way, who is Seddok? My vote is five.

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Release Date:

19 August 1960 (Italy) See more »

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Production Co:

Leone Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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