5.2/10
763
22 user 17 critic

Vampire in Venice (1988)

Nosferatu a Venezia (original title)
TV-MA | | Horror | 8 September 1988 (Italy)
Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.

Directors:

Augusto Caminito, Klaus Kinski (uncredited) | 2 more credits »

Writers:

Alberto Alfieri (story), Leandro Lucchetti (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After a man's wife is killed by a panther, his only reason to live becomes revenge, which slowly consumes him.

Director: Augusto Caminito
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Yorgo Voyagis
Paganini (1989)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolò Paganini, who set all of nineteenth-century Europe into a frenzy and through ... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Kinski
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Debora Caprioglio, Nikolai Kinski
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

The ghost of Duncan McBride, the murdered owner of a plantation and ruby mine on the island of Sunanow, in the South China sea, returns. The mine, and the curse which killed his uncle, are ... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Suzanna Love, Barry Hickey, Klaus Kinski
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz
Crawlspace (1986)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.

Director: David Schmoeller
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery
Thirst (1979)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

Director: Rod Hardy
Stars: Chantal Contouri, Shirley Cameron, Max Phipps
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Director: Harry Kümel
Stars: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet
Cobra Verde (1987)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Lewis Collins, Klaus Kinski, Cristina Donadio
Star Knight (1985)
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Princess Alba is abducted by a dragon, and it's up to Klever to save her. But, it turns out that this dragon is an alien spacecraft, and Alba falls in love with the human-alien inside it.

Director: Fernando Colomo
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Fernando Rey
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After being reanimated, Baron Frankenstein transfers the soul of an executed young man into the body of his lover, prompting her to kill the men who wronged them.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Thorley Walters
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Klaus Kinski ... Nosferatu
Christopher Plummer ... Professor Paris Catalano
Donald Pleasence ... Don Alvise
Barbara De Rossi ... Helietta Canins
Yorgo Voyagis ... Dr. Barneval
Anne Knecht Anne Knecht ... Maria Canins
Elvire Audray ... Uta Barneval
Giuseppe Mannajuolo Giuseppe Mannajuolo
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo ... Medium
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Princess
La Chunga La Chunga ... Woman at Gypsy Camp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miles Jonn-Dalton ... The Monsieur
Edit

Storyline

Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 September 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire in Venice See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, Veneto, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Reteitalia, Scena Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jasmine Maimone was the first choice for the role of Helietta. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Naff, wannabe-arty Euro shocker
19 July 2004 | by d1seniorSee all my reviews

Warning the other characters (and, presumably, the audience) that the seance in which they are about to take part could "provoke reactions of quite terrifying proportions," Christopher Plummer proves himself a less-than-reliable guide through this hideous mess. With pompous, over-cooked music blaring out of every scene, regardless of what is actually taking part on screen, and the kind of existential angst that would make a 14 year old goth blush, 'Vampire In Venice' lurches from one flaccid cliche to another. Gypsies dancing around a fire on the beach at night? Check! Street carnival with masks and silly frocks aplenty? Check! Vampires musing on the pain of spending eternity alone? Please, no more.

The 'horror' scenes appear to parody the entire genre. The film's running time - the video case claimed it was just over 90 minutes, an outright lie - stretches out into the black wastes of infinity, making the experience of watching it akin to sitting through one of Warhol's experiments in cinematic endurance. Klaus Kinski, so watchable in almost anything else, never seems sure whether he's the devil incarnate, or an aging rocker out of retirement for one last comeback gig. Even Donald Pleasance drifts by, unable to make a dent in the vast wall of boring, self-satisfied predictability. The horror of eternity was surely never supposed to be THIS bad.


5 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed