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Lake of Dracula (1971)

Noroi no yakata: Chi o suu me (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 31 August 1973 (USA)
A doctor investigates the murders of several women at a lakeside resort. His investigation leads him to believe that a vampire is responsible for the murders. He sets out to track the vampire down.


Michio Yamamoto
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Credited cast:
Midori Fujita Midori Fujita ... Akiko Kashiwagi
Chôei Takahashi Chôei Takahashi ... Dr. Takashi Saeki
Sanae Emi Sanae Emi ... Natsuko Kashiwagi
Shin Kishida ... The Vampire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tadao Futami Tadao Futami ... The Truck Driver
Mika Katsuragi Mika Katsuragi ... Patient , Farmer's Daughter
Shigeo Katô Shigeo Katô ... Guest at a coffee shop
Setsuko Kawaguchi Setsuko Kawaguchi ... Nurse Kondô
Tatsuo Matsushita ... Professor
Yasuzô Ogawa Yasuzô Ogawa ... Angler
Haruo Suzuki Haruo Suzuki ... Guard in the University Hospital
Fusako Tachibana Fusako Tachibana ... The Dead Body in Front of Piano
Kaku Takashina Kaku Takashina ... Kyûsaku
Michiyo Yamazoe Michiyo Yamazoe ... Young Akiko Kashiwagi
Wataru Ômae Wataru Ômae ... Angler


On the age of five, Akiko Kashiwagi had a weird dream that has traumatized her life. Eighteen years later, Akiko Kashiwagi is a school teacher that lives with her younger sister Natsuko Kashiwagi and their dog Leo in an isolated house by a lake. Her fiance Dr. Takashi Saeki visits her every now and then when possible. When a coffin is delivered in the boat house of her acquaintance nearby her house, he is subdue by a weird man. Soon victims without blood and two holes on the neck arrive in the hospital and Dr. Takashi Saeki is attacking them at the lake shore where Akiko lives and he decides to investigate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Did You Know?


The film's working title was "The Phantom Vampire" and appeared on the early drafts of the script. The finalized title first appeared on the 4th draft of the script. It was submitted a little over 5 months before the movie's release. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Japanese cut, the vampires are shown disintegrating at the end of the picture. The American version, as with Nosutoradamusu no Daiyogen (1974), is loaded with fadeouts for television. See more »


References Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) See more »

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I had some difficulty with this one
10 September 2018 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

I had some difficulty with this one. Interesting as a Japanese version of a Hammer horror but although it looked fairly good, with all the expected cobwebs, old house, awkward fangs, multiple shots of bite marks (same every time and repeated?) and sounded okay, creaking doors, thunder and lightening and plenty of screams, this did creak a bit (pardon the pun). A leisurely start is basically followed by a wordy middle and amazingly a rather slow ending, just when things really should have been going bump. Some nice late 60s/early 70s costumes including some pretty English coats and suits plus an extensive use of scarves which were presumably to hide bite marks that weren't there. Colourful but slightly annoying in that the makers had clearly seen many Hammers yet the cast had not because they seemed oblivious to the end, when all had to be spelled out. Nice that it was made clear that these were not Japanese vampires but foreigners. Of course!

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31 August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula's Lust for Blood See more »

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Toho Company See more »
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2.35 : 1
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