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The Bloodsucker Leads the Dance (1975)

La sanguisuga conduce la danza (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | 25 May 1977 (France)
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Gothic lesbians prowl the corridors of a miserable little castle in Italy and fall prey to a deranged count with resplendent canine gnashers, a ghostly white complexion and the personality of Atilla the Hun.

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Alfredo Rizzo

Writer:

Alfredo Rizzo
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Femi Benussi ... Sybil
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Count Richard Marnack
Krista Nell Krista Nell ... Cora
Patrizia Webley Patrizia Webley ... Evelyn (as Patrizia De Rossi)
Luciano Pigozzi ... Gregory
Mario De Rosa Mario De Rosa ... Jeffrey - the butler
Barbara Marzano Barbara Marzano ... Mary, the maid
Marzia Damon Marzia Damon ... Rosalind (as Caterina Chiani)
Lidia Olizzi Lidia Olizzi ... Penny
Susette Nadalutti Susette Nadalutti
Pier Paola Succi Pier Paola Succi
Leo Valeriano Leo Valeriano ... Samuel
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Gothic lesbians prowl the corridors of a miserable little castle in Italy and fall prey to a deranged count with resplendent canine gnashers, a ghostly white complexion and the personality of Atilla the Hun.

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Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 May 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bloodsucker Leads the Dance See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Krista Nell was originally meant to play the lead, but had to take a less demanding role due to having leukemia. Nell died of the disease a month after the film was released. See more »

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Sybil: The Count doesn't love anybody. He can't. That is his fate.
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Late and decadent Italian Gothic
25 April 2004 | by pumayeSee all my reviews

Strange, mediocre movie, a late specimen of the Italian gothic horrors that were very popular in the Sixties and early Seventies. More an excuse for showing what its ancestors couldn't (i.e., lot of naked female bodies, several love scenes, even a couple of lesbian ones)that a real horror, this convoluted tale revolving around a charming count and an old curse that stalks the women in his castle is very slow for more than a half of its total and in the end fails to deliver any chills and even the final explanation is boring and silly. This is very unfortunate as the male lead is Giacomo Rossi Stuart, that was very active during the Sixties in several interesting Gothic samples (like Operazione Paura by Mario Bava, the better of the Italian directors of this genre).


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