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Gebissen wird nur nachts - das Happening der Vampire (1971)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 5 September 1975 (USA)
An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writers:

August Rieger (screenplay), Karl-Heinz Hummel (story) (as Karl Heinz Hummel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pia Degermark ... Betty Williams / Großmutter Clarimonde Catani
Thomas Hunter ... Internatslehrer Jens Larsen
Yvor Murillo Yvor Murillo ... Der alte Diener Josef (as Ivor Murillo)
Ingrid van Bergen ... Miss Niessen
Joachim Kemmer Joachim Kemmer ... Bruder Martin
Oskar Wegrostek Oskar Wegrostek ... Der Abt
Lyvia Bauer Lyvia Bauer ... Internatsschülerin Gabrielle
Daria Damar Daria Damar ... Internatsschülerin Kirsten
Michael Janisch Michael Janisch ... Handwerker
Toni Wagner Toni Wagner
Raoul Retzer Raoul Retzer ... Graf Bernhard Ochsenstein
Kay Williams Kay Williams
Ferdy Mayne ... Fürst Christopher Dracula (as Ferdie Mayne)
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An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.

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The Adult Vampire Sex Comedy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

West Germany | UK

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vampire Happening See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Clarimonde Catani: [rejecting dress] Oh, that's not right. Black's better for work.
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References Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

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Freddie Francis must have needed the money.
13 June 2004 | by BMatth6167See all my reviews

I purchased this film on the strength of reviews that suggested it was worth a look. I want my money back. There is very little about this film that is worth looking at once, let alone repeated viewings. It appears to be an effort to emulate the unique style and tone of Roman Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire Killers" but fails in the attempt. I like Freddie Francis a great deal, particularly as a cinematographer but also as a director. His work has always had a touch of class even if the scripts he was given did not. Unfortunately, this is not an outing of his that I would recommend to anyone. Mr. Francis must have needed the job to take on this dismal horror-comedy that is totally lacking in horror and evokes few smiles and no laughs.


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