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Incense for the Damned (1971)

R | | Horror | September 1972 (UK)
A group of friends search for a young English Oxford student who has disappeared whilst researching in Greece. They are shocked to find that, wherever he has been, certain unsolved murders ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Hartford-Davis (as Michael Burrowes)

Writers:

Julian More (screenplay), Simon Raven (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Macnee ... Derek Longbow
Peter Cushing ... Dr. Walter Goodrich
Alexander Davion ... Tony Seymore (as Alex Davion)
Johnny Sekka ... Bob Kirby
Madeleine Hinde Madeleine Hinde ... Penelope (as Madeline Hinde)
Edward Woodward ... Dr. Holstrom
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Marc Honeydew
Patrick Mower ... Richard Fountain
David Lodge ... Colonel
Imogen Hassall ... Chriseis
John Barron ... Diplomat
Valerie Van Ost ... Don's wife
Theo Moreos Theo Moreos ... Mayor
Nick Pandelides Nick Pandelides ... Monk Superior
Andreas Potamitis Andreas Potamitis ... Police Chief
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Storyline

A group of friends search for a young English Oxford student who has disappeared whilst researching in Greece. They are shocked to find that, wherever he has been, certain unsolved murders have taken place. Not believing that their friend could be the perpetrator of such acts, they press on with their search, finding him under the spell of a beautiful Vampire, whose blood-sucking methods include the use of sado-masochism. Believing they have killed her, the group return home, unaware that their friend is now a Vampire. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Suckers See more »

Filming Locations:

Hydra, Greece See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although completed in 1969, Bloodsuckers did not get a general cinema release until 1971. Filming took place April-May 1969 (copyright 1969). See more »

Quotes

Tony Seymore: Are you trying to tell me that a girl sucking blood from a man's neck can induce an orgasm?
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Alternate Versions

The film had been extensively re-edited during post-production and the initial UK cinema version was cut further by the BBFC with the orgy scene being extensively shortened and a shot of a man kissing a woman's breasts completely removed. The film then reverted to the title of "Bloodsuckers" in the UK and the 1986 video release featured the same cut cinema print. The 2003 DVD release featured a re-edited print (including previously excised shots of the body of a stabbed topless woman) but the orgy scene was only included as an extra on the disc. BBC TV show the uncut version (with the orgy scene included in the movie) as "Incense For The Damned". See more »

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Average horror film with secondary roles for Cushing , Woodward and Mcnee
29 March 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The picture concerns about a bunch of friends ( Patrick Mcnee , Johnny Sekka..) , as they are looking for a English young student (Patrick Mower) who is seduced into an old cult carried out by a beautiful vampire (Imogen Stubbs) and being disappeared while was researching in a Greek island . There happens various unsolved killings and the police blame him as perpetrator of the creepy murders but his friends and the fiancée whose daddy is the University Principal (Peter Cushing) no believing his culpability but is spelled by a blood-sucking vampire .

It's a mediocre British terror film with suspense , action and vampires but a little bit boring and slow-moving . However , it contains some spectacular and glimmer Greeks outdoors , besides set on Oxford University . Patrick McNee ( Avengers) interprets smartly , as always . The great Peter Cushing plays correctly the starring's dad but his acting is secondary , also Edward Woodward (The wicker man) acts in a minimum role . Patrick Mower (Devil rides out)as charmed young is good and Johnny Sekka (Naked prey) in a quite secondary role is nice . The movie is regularly directed by Robert Hatford Davies , author of some other Horror film as ¨Corruption¨ (with Peter Cushing) , ¨The Fiend¨ (with Patrick McNee) and Blaxploitation movies as ¨Black Gunn¨ (Jim Brown) and ¨ The Take¨ (Billy Dee Williams) . This director due to disagreements with producers signed the film as Michael Burrows and the motion picture was shelved during years until its cinematic exhibition.


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