Friday, August 26, 2011

Fangs of the Living Dead (1969)

After watching some classic 1970s occultism, I decided to move onto something a bit more horror themed, vampires. My selection for the evening in the land of the undead was Fangs of the Living Dead from 1969.

Plot/ A beautiful virgin inherits a castle, but when she arrives at it, she finds that the inhabitants include a strange nobleman and a bevy of beautiful women she suspects may be vampires.

This was a decent example of Italian Gothic Horror, featuring the trademark vibrant colors, awesome scenery, a solid soundtrack and an eerie atmosphere that brings the gothic elements to light. Unfortunately, the sound quality and dubbing are so poor that it drags the flick down a touch. Yes, the acting is uneven, some of the effects are poor and the pace drags a bit, but that is sort of to be expected.  In the end, this rather unoriginal film is not all bad and if you love Italian Horror, than you should check it out. If you don’t, there is nothing here that will truly excite you!

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