Two weeks before her marriage, Sylvia Morell learns she has
inherited a castle in her mothers will and travels to visit it. But there
she learns that her grandmother Malenka was a dark sorceress and a vampire. Now
her uncle Count Waldrick wants her to agree to never see her fiancee again and
to become a vampire.
Directed by Amando de Ossorio
Ekberg, Gianni Medici, Diana Lorys, Rosanna Yanni, César Benet
Dubbed, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, PAL
Classification: R (Restricted)
St. Clair Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 24 Feb 2004
Run Time: 80 minutes
movie is a bit of a mixture; the first 20 minutes is really quite boring; library
shots of Boeing 707 taking off, cliche stop at the village inn, to show us that
the villagers are frightened of them folk up at t'castle (yawn). Indeed, the highlight
is the macho manservant taking a cheeky peek through Our Heroine's bedroom keyhole
(no, lads, nothing). let's face it, no self respecting Igor would have stooped
that low. Well, okay, they all stoop that low - but not to leer through keyholes.
we near the 30-minute marker (yes, I noticed every minute!), the movie livens
up with a flashback to Granny Sorceress being dragged off by the mob. A real mob,
let me tell you, complete with flaming torches, pitchforks and the occasional
At the halfway mark, we are treated to the cliche that separates
the bad vampire movies from the very bad: the silhoutte of the plastic vampire
bat outside the window. In traditional style, it both preceded and followed by
wolf howls. Go figure.
Now that we have a dead villager, the jokes come
thick and slow - and I mean slow. But our trusty hero, arrived too late to save
the villager, but just possibly in time to save Our Heroine, is whisked off to
the local doctor's laboratory. Of course he has a laboratory; haven't you been
Anyway, that turned out to be a complete waste of time -
we never find out what happened there, other than a refilling of hip flasks. And
then the whole movie slides slowly and confusingly to its end, with lots of speechifying,
and precious little action of any kind - except the she-vampire fight, in which
one of them forgot to put her fangs in.
The final joke is quite neat - but
hardly compensates for the rest.
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