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Night of the Vampires (1964)

Der Fluch der grünen Augen (original title)
Approved | | Horror | 1966 (USA)
A mad scientist and his bevy of vampires terrorize a German village. A detective and a witch set out to stop them.


Ákos Ráthonyi (as Akos von Ratony)


Kurt Roecken (original screenplay) (as C.V. Rock)




Credited cast:
Adrian Hoven ... Insp. Frank Dorin
Erika Remberg ... Maria, the Professor's Assistant
Carl Möhner ... The Village Doctor
Wolfgang Preiss ... Prof. von Adelsberg
Karin Field ... Karin Schumann
Emmerich Schrenk Emmerich Schrenk ... Thomas - the Deaf One
John Kitzmiller ... John - Black Servant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laci Cigoj Laci Cigoj
Vida Juvan Vida Juvan
Stane Sever Stane Sever
Tito Strozzi Tito Strozzi
Danilo Turk Danilo Turk


A European village is alarmed by a number of unexplained deaths that the local police are unable to solve. The authorities call in Inspector Doren of Interpol, and the only clue the Chief Constable can give the detective is the fact that, each time a murder was committed, the electric lights in the whole neighborhood went out. The locals believe that the killings of the young girls are linked to the vague shadows in the caves under the local castle and to the mysterious Curse of the Green Eyes. They distrust the inspector and offer no assistance when still another murder takes place at the village inn---in the room next to that occupied by the inspector---and the body disappears. There are many suspects: the chattering innkeeper; the mysterious Professor Adelsberg; his manservant John ; the deaf-and-dumb Tom; and the inscrutable doctor, who has been issuing strange death certificates. Doren moves to the castle, where Professor Adelsberg is carrying out some scientific studies. There ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Beyond the black mouth of the cursed cave lurked the unfleshed...




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Did You Know?


In the US, this movie was distributed by Richard Gordon and released under the title "Cave of the Living Dead" as a double-bill with Tomb of Torture (1963). See more »


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Somewhat Entertaining Vampire Film
24 May 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

I have to say some of the cinematography is outstanding - deeply and eerily Gothic. At times it reminded me a bit of Nosferatu (1922). The way the vampire came creeping into the bedroom, black magic, the grotto and the spirits dancing around the fire for examples.

The film plays out like a horror mystery rather than pure horror. It is more or less a detective story and not a bad one. Of course this detective has a witch helping him get to the bottom of the mystery. In a lot of ways it's your average vampire story: do vampires really exist, some believe it while others don't, a search for the vampires, etc. So it's not a bad watch.

Curse of the Green Eyes, Night of the Vampire or Curse of the Living Dead -- some the names you can find this film under.


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