Curse of the Vampires


1h 30m 1970

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Aug 1970
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Sceptre Industries
Distribution Company
Hemisphere Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

At the turn of the century, Eduardo and his sister Leonora return to their parents' mansion on an island in the Philippines. Upon discovering that their anguished father has imprisoned their mother in the basement because she is a vampire, the horrified Leonora breaks off her engagement with her childhood sweetheart. When Eduardo visits his mother, the old woman attacks him, sinks her fangs into his neck, and turns him into a vampire. As a result, Eduardo, now among the accursed, vampirizes his sweetheart before marrying her. Learning of these happenings, Eduardo's distraught father drives a stake through his wife's heart, but is himself murdered by Eduardo. A short time later, Leonora's fiancée is thrown from his horse and killed when the animal is frightened by the vampire-mother's ghost. Eduardo and his wife strive to turn Leonora into a vampire but are thwarted in their first attempt by the appearance of her fiancé's ghost. After opening her dead lover's coffin to prove to herself that he is indeed dead, the grief-stricken Leonora returns home and is attacked and bitten by Eduardo, his wife, and three other female vampires. The following evening, the local priest and doctor lead a mob of townspeople to the house in order to rescue Leonora, but it is too late. Lying in bed, Leonora's face has twisted into the hideous visage of a vampire, with fangs protruding from her mouth. Suddenly, the ghost of her lover appears, kneels beside her bed, and begins to pray. Presently, a crucifix floats through the air, levitates over Leonora, and plunges itself through her heart. As the villagers set fire to the mansion, destroying all its unearthly inhabitants, the departed Leonora, freed from the curse of the vampires, is reunited in the afterlife with the spirit of her lover.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Aug 1970
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Sceptre Industries
Distribution Company
Hemisphere Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed in the Philippines.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States 1970