Release date: 1961
Not directed by Hitchcock himself – he actually only directed two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, remaining the host for the most part – this episode was penned by Robert Bloch and Stevens directed a total of 44 episodes in the series.
The episode is based in the world of cheap B movies and concerns the making of a vampire film, rather than an actual vampire.
|Robert H Harris as Morty|
|Richard Hale as Ernst von Croft|
|I'll bite your neck|
|Meri Welles as Lara|
|Fred mortified as the audiance laughs|
|revenge will be had|
|a scene on set|
That said it is a good little episode, not exactly unpredictable in its story and direction, but good performances are given by the cast – Hale is particularly good as Von Croft. Worth catching. 7 out of 10.
At time of review the season can be found on sites such as iOffer and is available as a set in Australia. The imdb page is here.