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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 »

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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

The musical score by Carlo Savina (later the music director of films such as The Godfather and Amarcord) was reused in the 1971 low-budget horror film La notte dei dannati. 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 »

Connections

Features Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966) See more »

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I can safely assume this film was not inspired by "Night of the Living Dead".
20 March 2011 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

While not a completely horrid movie watching experience for the most part I have to say this film is just does not pack enough bite. I own this movie in a pack with like a bunch of other horror movies. I did not know what to expect with this one, but I did not have high hopes thanks to its PG rating. When it first came on and it was a couple of guys in a office I was thinking "maybe it will not be so bad, at least they are not in a castle". It is not to long after that the fiancé of one of the guys inherits a castle and that made me think that it we are about to venture into the old castle foray that was so prevalent during this time period. Lady goes to place, town full of superstitious people, and then she meets her mysterious uncle who does not come out till after dark. Basically your standard plot for this type of movie. When her fiancé comes looking for her after she writes a letter breaking off the engagement it livens up the film a bit, but not enough to totally save it, rather he makes it a tolerable piece to watch. There are twists at the end, some of which left me confused on some points and the final scene was a tad strange as they threw in some comedy near the end that seemed out of place considering the first bit was devoid of any attempts at humor. There is not much gore and absolutely no skin (it is a PG film), but you do get to see a lot of cleavage and cute outfits so a plus on that front. Basically a retelling of Dracula in some ways that had some good moments and while overall it needed lots of work it also did not bore me at any time either.


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