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Crypt of the Living Dead (1973)

La tumba de la isla maldita (original title)
R | | Horror | September 1973 (USA)
Two archaeologists on a scientific dig come across a vampire burial ground and discover that the creatures are about to awaken and attack a nearby village.

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Ricardo Ferrer (story), Lois Gibson (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Andrew Prine ... Chris Bolton
Mark Damon ... Peter
Patty Shepard ... Mary (as Patty Sheppard)
Teresa Gimpera ... Hannah
Ihsan Gedik ... The Wild Man (as Ihsan Genik)
Mariano García Rey Mariano García Rey ... Prof. Bolton (as Mariano Rey)
Frank Braña ... Abdul Hamid - The Blind Sailor (as Frank Brana)
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Ali - Adnan's Father
John Alderman ... First Fisherman
Jack La Rue Jr. Jack La Rue Jr. ... Adnan
Jem Osmanoglu Jem Osmanoglu ... Little Boy
Shera Osman Shera Osman ... Zora - The Little Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Martín ... Gero
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Two archaeologists on a scientific dig come across a vampire burial ground and discover that the creatures are about to awaken and attack a nearby village.

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Trivia

This film was shot over the course of three months. See more »

Goofs

At the 12:20 mark, kneeling over the entrance to Hannah's tomb, Chris is wearing a white turtleneck. In the tomb the turtleneck is brown. But the white turtleneck returns in the next scene after they ascend from the tomb. (Possibly explained by director Ray Danton filming additional scenes at a later date.) See more »

Quotes

Peter: I dropped out. I mean I tried every scene in the book and then some. You name it, I did it. I took uppers and downers and inners and outers until I was blown out, spaced out, beat up, shot up. And I tripped. And I ripped. I mean, I shot everything but aspirin. I blew my house down. Thank God for Mary. She came along just in time and dragged this cat out of there.
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Alternate Versions

The Spanish version contain the gore cut out for the PG version that seems to dominate the market. The opening murder in the tomb and Mark Damon's finale are both extended. See more »

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Better in Black and white
30 March 2007 | by mikesrecords0See all my reviews

Crypt of the living Dead seemed like a pretty decent vampire film to me. As I was reading the other commentaries which were fairly negative, I suddenly realized that my version of this film (which came from a Mill Creek entertainment box set-Chilling Classics) is in black and white whereas the film was actually made in color (at least according to IMDb). I have often thought that certain types of films (gothic horror, film noirs etc) are better in BW anyway. Settings can seem more ephemeral and eerie. Gore and blood looks more other-worldly. I do realize that watching a color film in BW is suboptimal in the sense that you are not viewing all aspects that the director intended (similar to watching colorized films, I suppose).

Nevertheless, I would suggest to viewers of this film that they at least try viewing it the way I have. It was a rather interesting experience. Perhaps Mill Creek also thought this film was better viewed this way.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

September 1973 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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1.85 : 1
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