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Curse of the Blood Ghouls (1964)

La strage dei vampiri (original title)
On their wedding night, a newlywed couple find themselves menaced by a bloodthirsty vampirer.


Roberto Mauri


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Credited cast:
Walter Brandi Walter Brandi ... Wolfgang
Graziella Granata Graziella Granata ... Louise
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luigi Batzella Luigi Batzella ... Dr. Nietzsche (as Paolo Solvay)
Dieter Eppler Dieter Eppler ... Vampire
Edda Ferronao Edda Ferronao
Carla Foscari Carla Foscari
Gena Gimmy Gena Gimmy
Maretta Procaccini Maretta Procaccini
Alfredo Rizzo Alfredo Rizzo


On their wedding night, a newlywed couple find themselves menaced by a bloodthirsty vampirer.

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Release Date:

19 May 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Blood Ghouls See more »

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Mercurfilm See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Classic Old-School Gothic effort
2 October 2012 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

While trying to take care of an abandoned castle they're going to inherit shortly, a man and his fiancée find themselves under a vampire's deadly spell and try to break his hold over her before he can fully turn her into a vampire.

An admittedly fun and enjoyable Italian Gothic horror romp, filled with all the usual trimmings and trappings of the genre: the large, mostly vacant castle going off in every direction, filled with hidden passageways, vaults and crypts riddled with cobwebs and dust accumulated for years, talk of curses and the dead coming back to life. It's all here, as well as the ever-approved women running around in low-cut blouses and lingerie, which considering who's doing that for the most part makes for some really enjoyable moments to come from ogling the women. As well, with such a frenetic and thrilling finale it certainly ends on a high note as well since this features so many great moments during the final chase through the castle and onto the grounds outside leading to a wild climax, so this has those areas going for it as well. There's only one real flaw here, and that it tends to be a bit too short, mostly though the second half which seems to be running through "Bram Stoker's Dracula" at a fevered pace in order to keep the film going, but the Gothic atmosphere and action make this one a real blast to watch.

Today's Rating-Unrated/PG-13: Violence.

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