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The Vampire Doll (1970)

Yûrei yashiki no kyôfu: Chi wo sû ningyô (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 6 August 1971 (USA)
Keiko and her friend are trying to find her missing brother after he disappeared visiting his girlfriend Yuko.

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Michio Yamamoto
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kayo Matsuo Kayo Matsuo ... Keiko Sagawa
Akira Nakao Akira Nakao ... Hiroshi Takagi - Keiko's Fiance
Atsuo Nakamura Atsuo Nakamura ... Kazuhiko Sagawa - Keiko's Brother
Yukiko Kobayashi Yukiko Kobayashi ... Yûko Nonomura - Kazuhiko's Fiance
Yôko Minakaze Yôko Minakaze ... Shidu Nonomura / The Mother of Yûko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tadao Futami Tadao Futami ... Farmer
Jun Hamamura Jun Hamamura ... Public Officer
Sachio Sakai Sachio Sakai ... Taxi Driver
Ginzô Sekiguchi Ginzô Sekiguchi ... Staff at Gus Station
Itaru Takashima Itaru Takashima
Kaku Takashina Kaku Takashina ... Nonomura's Employee Genzô
Jun Usami Jun Usami ... Dr. Yamaguchi
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Keiko and her friend are trying to find her missing brother after he disappeared visiting his girlfriend Yuko.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 August 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear of the Ghost House: Bloodsucking Doll See more »

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Followed by Lake of Dracula (1971) See more »

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Interesting Japanese take on the vampire legend
26 December 2011 | by udar55See all my reviews

Keiko (Kayo Matsuo) and her friend try to find her missing brother after he disappeared on a trip to visit his girlfriend Yuko (Yukiko Kobayashi). They don't get very far as Yuko's mother claims the brother ran away after finding out Yuko had been killed in a car wreck the week before his visit. But Keiko finds signs that she might be being lied to - namely, a doll that her brother had purchased and, oh yeah, she sees Yuko's corpse walking around at night. This Toho production is a unique Japanese take on vampires. Fans of suave vampire types will be disappointed as this film's count is very different. The film does benefit from some great scary and atmospheric bits though. I also wonder if Tobe Hooper ever saw this as several things remind me of his later SALEM'S LOT (1979), most notably the design of the vampire (pale blue face with gold glowing eyes) and the rotting depiction of the vampire's lair. Toho produced two more vampire films after this in LAKE OF Dracula (1971) and EVIL OF Dracula (1974).


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