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Il mostro dell'opera (1964)

A theater troupe's young, energetic leader has secured an old theater in which to produce his new production. The theater's elderly caretaker urges the group to leave at once. A vampire is ... See full summary »

Director:

Renato Polselli

Writers:

Renato Polselli (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Mariani Marco Mariani ... Sandro (as Marc Marian)
Giuseppe Addobbati Giuseppe Addobbati ... Stefano (as John McDouglas)
Barbara Hawards Barbara Hawards ... Giulia
Alberto Archetti Alberto Archetti ... Achille (as Albert Archet)
Carla Cavalli Carla Cavalli ... Aurora
Aldo Nicodemi Aldo Nicodemi ... Man (as Boris Notarenko)
Jody Excell Jody Excell ... Yvette
George Arms George Arms
Gaby Black Gaby Black
Romy von Simon Romy von Simon
Erich Schonbrunner Erich Schonbrunner
Christine Martin Christine Martin
Liz Poitel Liz Poitel ... (as Lia Poitel)
Milena Vukotic ... Carlotta
Olga Jala Olga Jala
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A theater troupe's young, energetic leader has secured an old theater in which to produce his new production. The theater's elderly caretaker urges the group to leave at once. A vampire is awakened and discovers that one of the troupe is the reincarnation of the woman who he once loved. Written by Dean Harris

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 June 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monster of the Opera See more »

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Mono
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Pretty Meritless Early Vampire Effort From Italy
9 September 2012 | by josephbrandoSee all my reviews

Having seen the other three titles in what is considered the early Italian Vampire Quartet (Slaughter Of The Vampires, Playgirls and the Vampire, Vampire and The Ballerina) - I went out of my way to track this one down. "Slaughter" is a masterpiece of the genre, while "Ballerina" and "Playgirls" feature some silly shenanigans involving girls dancing, prancing, and fleeing in see-through nightgowns but also some stylish shots and creepy atmosphere - but this one offers very little in the entertainment department and is an overall goofy and frivolous effort. It is a very amateurishly made film involving a group of dancers who decide to perform at an old run down theater inhabited by a vampire and his servant. The "count" in this is hardly ominous, and there are many scenes of the troupe dancing, either at their own will or under force by the Count. It is notable for being one of the first (if not THE first) horror film to feature lesbianism but other than that this bloodless vampire effort will put you to sleep.


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