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Crypt of the Vampire (1964)

La cripta e l'incubo (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 27 May 1964 (Italy)
Count Karnstein sends for a doctor to help his sick daughter Laura. Her nurse believes she is possessed by the spirit of a dead ancestor, Carmilla. A young woman becomes intrigued by the ... See full summary »

Director:

Camillo Mastrocinque (as Thomas Miller)

Writers:

Tonino Valerii (story and screenplay) (as Robert Bohr), Ernesto Gastaldi (story and screenplay) (as Julian Berry)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Count Ludwig Karnstein
Adriana Ambesi ... Laura Karnstein (as Audry Amber)
Ursula Davis ... Ljuba
José Campos ... Friedrich Klauss
Véra Valmont ... Annette (as Vera Valmont)
A. Midlin A. Midlin ... Hunchback (as Angel Midlin)
Carla Calò Carla Calò ... Ljuba's Mother (as Cicely Clayton)
Nela Conjiu Nela Conjiu ... Rowena
José Villasante José Villasante ... Cedric the Butler
José Cortés José Cortés ... Coachman (as Bill Curtis)
James Brightman James Brightman ... Coachman
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Count Karnstein sends for a doctor to help his sick daughter Laura. Her nurse believes she is possessed by the spirit of a dead ancestor, Carmilla. A young woman becomes intrigued by the mysterious deaths surrounding Laura after a carriage accident outside the castle forces her to stay. They become close friends until Laura becomes convinced the spirit of Carmilla is forcing her to kill. Written by Randy Van Ort <rvanort@mailhost.primenet.com>

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Hunchback: I've journeyed many long years. I remember well the faces. A hundred years, two hundred, three hundred... what are they? A blink of eternity's eyelid.
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Featured in TJ and the All Night Theatre: Terror in the Crypt (1978) See more »

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Very intriguing...
14 December 2001 | by the lionessSee all my reviews

I just had the opportunity owning this film on video & I'm glad I jumped at it when I did. This film is very rare & hard to find.

This is a story of a family curse that threatens to wipe out every last member of the Karnstein family. A count seeks out a historian to help him search into his family's past to disprove the curse.

As a child this film scarred me but as an adult it intrigues me. It has elements that horror films lack today: atmosphere & mood. It grosses out but not that much. I enjoyed it a great deal. Since its so rare, any Christopher Lee fan should grab it if they ever find it.


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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 May 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Crypt of the Vampire See more »

Filming Locations:

Balsorano, L'Aquila, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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