Release date: 1959
Oh dear, just a year after performing in the magnificent Horror of Dracula, Christopher Lee then reprises the vampire in this Italian spoof known domestically as Tempi duri per I Vampiri.
Now the caveat… I say oh dear, but the version I have watched is the dubbed English language version (with Lee himself dubbed as the Italian’s filmed without sound) that is cut by 13 minutes, rather than the Italian domestic version. Thus I might be doing the actual film some injustice with the review – but I am convinced it will be only the smallest injustice.
|posting the vampire|
|Kai Fischer as Lellina|
|fear the coat-hanger|
|all the victims love him|
|the classic Lee look|
I struggled through this, and the humour didn’t hit the mark for me I’m afraid. Lee’s role was little more than an extended cameo and all in all I was underwhelmed. 3 out of 10. The imdb page is here.