In the case of the 1973 movie Seven Deaths in the Cat’s Eye we are faced with a (rather enjoyable) film that is, at its heart, a murder mystery. Vampires, however, are mentioned and at least one character believes in their reality – though we as an audience know that a mortal murderer is behind the deaths.
|rats have eaten the face|
|gorilla at the window|
|arguing over money|
|Father Robinson inspects the Coat of Arms|
|in the secret passage|
|the vampire Alicia|
|Corringa and James|
I rather enjoy Seven Deaths, it has a nice, sumptuous feel. From a genre point of view the vampire element isn’t enough to make this anything more than a fleeting visitation during a thriller. The imdb page is here.