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Fangs of the Living Dead (1969)

Malenka (original title)
PG | | Horror | 18 May 1973 (USA)
A beautiful virgin inherits a castle, but when she arrives at it, she finds that the inhabitants include a strange nobleman and a bevy of beautiful women she suspects may be vampires.

Director:

Amando de Ossorio

Writers:

Amando de Ossorio (screenplay), Amando de Ossorio (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anita Ekberg ... Malenka / Sylvia Morel
Gianni Medici Gianni Medici ... Dr. Piero Luciani (as John Hamilton)
Diana Lorys ... Bertha Zemis
Rosanna Yanni ... Freya Zemis
César Benet César Benet ... Max (as Guy Roberts)
Carlos Casaravilla ... Dr. Horbinger
Fernando Bilbao Fernando Bilbao ... Vladis the Coachman
Paul Muller ... Dr. Albert
Adriana Santucci Adriana Santucci ... The Count's Maid
Aurelia Treviño Aurelia Treviño ... Village Woman
Juanita Ramírez Juanita Ramírez ... Brugard the Barmaid
Adriana Ambesi Adriana Ambesi ... Blinka (as Audrey Ambert)
Julián Ugarte Julián Ugarte ... Uncle / Count Walbrooke
Keith Kendal Keith Kendal ... Man
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Storyline

A beautiful virgin inherits a castle, but when she arrives at it, she finds that the inhabitants include a strange nobleman and a bevy of beautiful women she suspects may be vampires.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fangs of the Living Dead See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Scream Factory Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Boris Karloff was initially approached to star in the film, but he eventually turned down the role following contractual wrangles, and died before the film was completed. See more »

Goofs

As Sylvia reads the dates of birth and death from the crypt, she says "1790-1840" although the stone reads 1768-1840. See more »

Quotes

Malenka: You mean to tell me that the ancestors are still alive?
Uncle: Not exactly.
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Alternate Versions

SPOILER: There are two different versions of the film's ending. One concludes with the vampirism being explained as a hoax, but the Uncle disintegrates instantly just like a real vampire would. The other version of the film ends with everyone leaving the castle happily, while Max suddenly turns into a real vampire and chases one of the ladies. See more »

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Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

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You mean to tell me that the ancestors are still alive?
23 October 2014 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

Amando de Ossorio was one of the great directors of Spanish horror, and this film, also known as Malenka, occurs when he was really hitting this stride.

There are reportedly three versions of this film, and this one is the best. It is a beautiful print, and we see Swedish star Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita, Boccaccio '70, Killer Nun) in all her beauty.

It is a campy film, so there is no nudity or blood here. Despite the buxom women throughout, it is harmless fun.

Sometimes a vampire movie is more than blood and nudity. Sometimes, it's just a great way to kill 75 minutes.


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