A california artist, possibly a reincarnated vampire, takes
to killing his models; some he dips in wax, others he mutilates and makes a painting
of their bodies. One or two get drowned, paintd as if asleep. One shows fang marks.
our hero / villain / who knows / who cares? does a fair bit of running after beautiful
women to pad out the film, and some interesting underwater stunts when trying
to drown them, we only twice see the fangs, and zero evidence of any other vampire
This is a bad film, and - contrary to some reviews - it is not a
frightening film. It's a boring film. And that's saying a lot; it was cobbled
together from all sorts of scraps by (at least) three directors, working for that
shining light of quality movies, Roger Corman. You'd think such a mess would be
impossible to predict? Wrong; you can see each 'suspense' moment coming for half
a mile, and the ending is so predictable I could cry.
(and a little crawlingly) gives quite a detailed history, which is actually more
fun than than the movie!
Directed by Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman.
Starring: William Campbell, Linda Saunders, Merissa Mathes
Sid Haig, Jonathan Haze, and Patrick Magee.
as "Track of the Vampire", twinned with other tat; currently "Nightmare
Castle" (Don't go there!).
The Hollywood Horror
Collection 'Killer Creature Double Feature' gives you two bad movies for your
money, plus a Betty Boop cartoon. Why? Search Me!