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Blood Bath (1966)

Not Rated | | Horror | 2 March 1966 (USA)
A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.

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Jack Hill (screenplay), Stephanie Rothman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Campbell ... Antonio Sordi
Marissa Mathes Marissa Mathes ... Daisy Allen
Lori Saunders ... Dorean (as Linda Saunders)
Sandra Knight ... Donna Allen
Karl Schanzer ... Max, the artist (as Carl Schanzer)
Biff Elliot ... Cafe Manager
Sid Haig ... Abdul the Arab
Jonathan Haze ... Beatnik
Fred Thompson Fred Thompson ... Beatnik
David Ackles David Ackles ... Carousel Operator
Thomas Karnes Thomas Karnes
Frank Church Frank Church
David Miller David Miller
Jess Nichols Jess Nichols
Lowe Stephens Lowe Stephens
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A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The shrieking of mutilated victims caged in a black pit of horror! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Yugoslavia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Track of the Vampire See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Just over 9 minutes were cribbed from "Portrait in Terror." Jack Hill shot all the new scenes with William Campbell and most of the beatnik footage, while Stephanie Rothman added all the vampire footage. See more »

Alternate Versions

The television version of this film is called "Track of the Vampire" and restores approximately 11 minutes of footage (mostly outtakes) to the 69-minute theatrical-release version. The added footage includes an extended foot chase early in the film beween the vampire killer and one of his female victims, culminating in her death in the surf. Another addition is an impromptu and lengthy dance by leading lady Lori Saunders (here billed as Linda Saunders), performed on the beach. A third added sequence is a dialogue scene between actors William Campbell, Patrick Magee and an exotic dancer in a seaside nightclub. This sequence was lifted from the Yugoslavian thriller known as "Portrait of Terror" in its English-dubbed version; background footage from this film had already been liberally sprinkled throughout "Blood Bath". See more »

Connections

Featured in Son of Svengoolie: Track of the Vampire (1966) (1981) See more »

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surreal horror
12 November 1998 | by Elliot-10See all my reviews

This film (which I saw years ago) seems to be two (or maybe more) different movies edited together-- a contemporary psychological horror film with "flashbacks" to a character's ancestor who was a witch. The "flashbacks" are, I suspect, part of another film entirely-- perhaps a Mexican horror film. Whatever budget reasons led to this unconventional method of film-making, the result can best be described as unintentional surrealism. A unique experience, to say the least.


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