Terror Creatures from the Grave is a film that often crops up on vampire filmographies. Indeed it is one of the films that appear on the twenty film set Undead: The Vampire Collection – however, many a film in that set is not a vampire film.
The film itself is from 1965 and was directed by Massimo Pupillo. It credits Edgar Allan Poe for the story – though like many such films it only has the vaguest of connections with Poe. The film does, however, feature Barbara Steele – always a good thing.
It begins with a man in an inn. He sees a hand against a window and runs out of the inn and through the streets. He reaches a stable, saddles a horse, unties it and then the horse rears, stomping his head.
|Walter Brandi as Kovac|
|Barbara Steele as Cleo|
|Kovac and the doctor|
|he has the plague|
So they are the dead risen, they are buried in unhallowed earth and they fear pure (rather than running) water. The water is the really vampiric aspect and yet it is there as it fits the story background – the plague spreaders would contaminate water and thus pure water is an anathema. All in all this has very little vampiric about it – Not Vamp.
The imdb page is here.