Friday, April 23, 2010
If the name Mike Raven seems familiar it is because he was in ‘Crucible of Terror’, ‘I, Monster’ and, from a vampire genre point of view, he was in Lust for a Vampire.
I was contacted by my friend Leila who told me that she had seen Disciple of Death on an old vampire filmography but had dismissed the notion that it might be vamp. However, having checked it out recently she thought I should too.
Dracula). He is looking to buy more land so that he is good enough to marry Julia and recons that he should be there in five years. She can’t wait that long and they agree to betroth to each other by mingling blood. He cuts their fingers and a drop (of hers) falls on the stone slab (covering the suicide grave) that they are sat on. When he says now you are mine, a spectral voice (that only she hears) claims her and the blood vanishes into the stone.
Nosferatu and Vampire in Venice.
We don’t have to go in to the will they succeed question as it adds nothing to the ‘Vamp or Not?’ discussion. We have a creature “dead and not dead” we are told, brought back by blood, forced to sacrifice virgins and consume their blood. There is some indication of aging, though we are not sure if blood consumption reverses it. He is given peace through the sacrifice of a virgin/virtuous woman – which fits in with some vampire films. There is enough to call this vamp, I think.
The imdb page is here.