Her fiancé and his mate turn up to stir things up a bit and most of the chicks run around with plenty cleavage on display and then the Uncle turns a local barmaid into a vampire and the first thing she does is turn up at his front door and start nagging him and then some other crap happens but this film is boring as hell and not worth your time. But the distributors had a different rushed ending added to the English language prints, in which the uncle disintegrates into a skeleton at the end, apparently indicating that he really was a vampire which contradicts with the rest of the film. So she travels to the country and stops in at the local Inn for a beer. Other cast members like Adriana Ambesi Blinka are interesting and definitely gets our affection. But a group of aging starlets wearing push-up bras does not a movie make. The sharp featured Ugarte is a fairly charismatic villain. Bad movie-lovers won't even have fun with it, because it's just not bad enough although the acting was pretty much laughter-stirring all the time.
It seemed like they tried to be campy, but really failed. Namely that of everyone in the castle being a vampire. The moronic, Italian best friend was a riot. Except for that final, idiotic running-over-the-bridge gag. Maybe I need to interview The Ghost of Anita Ekberg for this line of career retrospective questioning.
Are you clinging to a type here — or is this perhaps your conscious farewell to the blonde bombshell of the sixties before you hit true lurid squalor with the stunning ten years from now? She also happens to bear a striking resemblance to Malenka as is told that because of her ties to the family, she must remained cursed and unmarried. But anyway, given the premise and the year this movie was made in, I was expecting an atmospheric Gothic Horror movie with at least a bit of gruesome or scary material in it. Basically a retelling of Dracula in some ways that had some good moments and while overall it needed lots of work it also did not bore me at any time either. His bad acting, and poor lines, will stick with me. The movie drags on even in the 80 minute version I saw with things happening left and right that don't make the slightest bit of sense. Watch movies online for free on StreamM4u and M4ufree! Blinka is actually my favorite character in the film: a vampiress with a some sort of heart underneath the stupendous cleavage.
Anita Ekberg plays a dual role as the new countess and as her grandmother Malenka. Mine was about real vampires, had a stupid joke at the end, and only ran 74 minutes. There is just something saucy about her. Sylvia is not amused I wonder why , but Blinka persists none the less and entrances her. The little background story about the great-grandma when she was young and quite attractive being a witch and experimenting with alchemy was about the most interesting thing about the whole plot. If you are a bad movie lover then you will love this one. We see Berta Diana Lorys rise from her grave, there is the requisite blood sucking, and the hero, unsurprisingly, is a rational modern man of medicine who will eventually have his eyes opened to the supernatural.
This could have saved the whole film. I can't explain why, but it just sucks. The count looks more lifelike in this shot; elsewhere he appears waxen. None of this was remotely funny, and failed comedy kills terror even faster than genuine laughs. The doctor is really the best thing, at least for me, that the film had to boast. There is an attempt at a twist ending.
Spanish horror specialist Amando de Ossorio concocted this good looking, stylish, but routine vampire yarn obviously inspired by earlier Universal and Hammer horrors. Does that make it automatically a decent genre-classic? It's kind of like Polanski's Fearless Vampire Killers I didn't like that either. Anita Ekberg goes through the paces with either some capricious smile or the look that she just saw a mouse. Recognizable elements include local citizens who become hostile when they learn where the visitor is headed, and the local Van Helsing type character, a doctor named Horbinger Carlos Casaravilla , who in one minor twist here is alcoholic. Furthermore, Sylvia must remain at the castle and stay unmarried, otherwise the curse will worsen and affect those around her. First and foremost, I want to sound him out on what genre of picture he envisioned.
None of these folks are particularly adept at that skill we know as acting. The rest of the cast is about as good as her. What inkling of the disaster might be revealed in the words and minds of the very people who brought it forth? Swedish beauty Anita Ekberg plays Sylvia Morel, a model in Rome engaged to hunky doctor Piero Luciani Gianni Medici. Piero Luciani Gianni Medici to inform him that she has inherited a Castle and Title. So, I guess most of the movie's humor was lost on me. Anita Ekberg is passable as Silvia Morel, a model who inherits a castle. Sometimes a vampire movie is more than blood and nudity.
The next morning Sylvia attempts to leave but is persuaded to stay after Walbrooke tells her about her aunt Malenka, who was burned at the stake for being a witch. There are at least three prints of this film running loose these days. The Count tells the story of Malenka, her aunt who was burned at the stake for being a witch. Buffoonery to alleviate what you imagined as unbearable suspense? Usually, I enjoy haphazardly put together vampire flicks with attractive women and overacting. Fuelled for an insatiable hunger for human flesh, the ghouls ghastly quest inadvertently brought together six strangers whose inability to unite would ultimately lead to their tragic downfall.
Anita Ekberg, aged out of the ingenue type but still giving it her all. What about the idiotic doctor? Though some people feel that this is a lesser film, I feel it is an atmospheric romp allowing itself to have fun with the genre without being comical. The sets and backdrops are almost the equal of Hammer studios. This site allows you to watch movies and tv series without registration. And that wasn't a pun! Someone on here even pointed out that this was a comedy of some sorts.
But the gag at the end still remains dumb. Diana Lorys is an extremely sexy woman and Adriana Ambesi's lowcut dress can hardly contain her chest. Well sure, the version I've seen was a pretty bad movie, but I wouldn't exactly call it a comedy. Boris Karloff was initially approached to star in the film, but he eventually turned down the role following contractual wrangles. It stars Anita Ekberg, Rossana Yanni and Julian Ugarte. Trivia: An alternate supernatural ending was added to the English-language version of the film, in which the uncle disintegrates into a skeleton at the end, apparently indicating that he really was a vampire and contradicting the rest of the film.