Gerald and Marianne Harcourt are traveling by car when the car breaks down and they have to spend a few days in a small, remote village. It doesn't take long before they are invited to Dr. Ravna's castle. Without their knowledge, Dr. Ravna is the leader of a vampire cult, and he has become astonished by Marianne's beauty...
Shocking! - Horrifying! - Macabre!
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Universal Pictures delayed the release of this film by a few months so that a comparison could not be made with the concurrently released Hitchcock film The Birds
(1963). See more
When the newlyweds arrive at the hotel, they get caught in a sudden downpour. Water can be seen on their shoulders and on their hats, as well as on the wooden porch as they ring the doorbell. They are however bone dry when they step into the reception, despite the innkeeper remarking that they are soaked through. See more
[referring to Marianne
I will not say that she has not changed in any way., Mr. Harcourt. She has, as you may put it, grown up - tasted the more sophisticated, more erotic fruits of... life.
[realizing that she has been initiated into vampirism
Oh, my God!
God is hardly involved, Mr. Harcourt.
The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit some gore from the climactic bat attack. See more
Spoofed in Dance of the Vampires
Performed by James Bernard See more