Slaughter of the Vampires (2005) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This is the Dark Sky version of SLAUGHTER OF THE VAMPIRES that we have been raving about, by all means, stay away from the Retromedia DVD version of this film, they did a crap job editing it and you will just throw your money away.
#1. Editing…....They did a brilliant editing job with this version…..The B&W is, in my opinion clearer & cleaner then most films it’s age, considering the fact that this film was made in 1962 and that folks is for the most part almost 50 years ago so give credit where it’s due, they did a great job bringing this movie back from the dead.
#2. The script…..Well the script is a whole other ball game, 10 minutes into this film and you can just tell that this film cries for help in the script dept because the lines are just so lame that if this were a 2010 movie, I guarantee, people would walk out of the theater or at best, laugh their butts off with every line. One of the stars Walter Brandi suffers quite a few times during the beginning of the picture from scriptural redundancy and talks to his wife like she’s a child in others.
#3. The Actors…...The Vampire, Dieter Eppler, sinister looking, doesn’t talk much, would’ve been much more efficient a vampire if he was given more beauties to bite but you can only suck so much blood in 79 minutes I guess…...
The 1st Victim, Graziella Granata, what can be said about this lady?, she was 21 when she made this movie and IT SHOWS, she was drop dead, knock down, no holds barred gorgeous. If she had dropped her top in this movie, I would’ve gave it, hands down 5 stars no questions asked because this lady made this movie ANYWAY no matter what and her jog through the castle while being chased by Prof. Nische?, WOWZERS..they must’ve had her nightgown velcroed (if they had it back then) to her chest….....
Her Husband, Walter Brandi, who plays wolfgang in this movie is a complete idiot here who rants in some parts, like I said earlier, like his wife is a comlete child, and when he gets up in the middle of the night to find his wife when she has gone out to go to the Vampire to get her blood sucked a second time, he looks like he is dressed is women’s nightclothes but it’s just the whole aire of his performance in this movie that leaves me looking for a blackboard to run my nails down on…. but he is in other less popular italian vampire flicks that I’ve seen that are FAR WORSE than this one, TRUST ME.
#4. Missing continuity…..There was a part in this film that made and continues to make absolutely no sense to me whatsoever and it was the part where the governess Corinne offers herself up to the vampire right after Louise dies and disappears from the bedroom. Corinne lays on the bed and the vampire strolls in and she talks to him like she’s known him throughout most of the movie, now it has been said that there is 11 minutes of this movie that is missing from the American version of this film, why?, who knows?, perhaps it was cut from the film or it has degenerated to the point where it cannot be viewed but DS films does include one part of SOTV that I have never seen in their version of this film but what I would like to see is the other missing 11 minutes of this film if it does exist.
#5. Final Evaluation…While this is no oscar winner, SLAUGHTER OF THE VAMPIRES is far from the worst vampire movie I’ve seen, but it’s far from the best one also, it’s mediocrity is somehow balanced out by Graziella Granata’s performance in this film, It wasn’t dazzling, it wasn’t epic but it was memorable and that’s why I had to give SLAUGHTER OF THE VAMPIRE 3 stars, without her in this film, it never would’ve made it past 1 star in my review.
About Slaughter of the Vampires (2005)
Starring: Walter Brandi, Graziella Granata, Luigi Batzella, Dieter Eppler, Edda Ferronao
Director: Roberto Mauri