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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
Adriana Ambesi ... Blinka
Rosanna Yanni ... Freya Zemis (as Rosana Yanni)
Julián Ugarte Julián Ugarte ... Uncle / Count Walbrooke
César Benet César Benet ... Max (as Guy Robers)
Carlos Casaravilla ... Dr. Horbinger
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
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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Upon its release, producers offered "free psychiatric care" for anyone disturbed by Malenka or either of the two other films they were showing, Curse of the Living Dead and Revenge of the Living Dead. 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

Featured in Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) See more »

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OK Euro-Horror Movie
6 December 2005 | by vtcavuotoSee all my reviews

"Fangs of the Living Dead" or "Malenka" (depending on which version) is a decent film of the genre. Some of the cast actually starred in "Frankenstein's Bloody Terror": Julian Ugarte, Rosanna Yanni and Carlos Casaravilla. Anita Ekberg is passable as Silvia Morel, a model who inherits a castle. Come to find out, her uncle is a vampire and he has plans for Silvia to join him. The question I have about the ending is what happens to the two vampire chicks at the end? This may be an edited version that leaves out the answer. The acting is decent but the dubbing isn't very good. The sets and backdrops are almost the equal of Hammer studios. Rosanna Yanni and Diana Lorys are very beautiful. The character of Pietro's friend provides comic relief-he really stands out in this film. This is worth viewing at least once.


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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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