Atom Age Vampire (1961)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film  |   Release Date - Aug 16, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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A less-stylish variant on Franju's classic Les Yeux Sans Visage, this low-budget Italian production borrows heavily from that film's plot to tell the tale of a scientist who employs a radical new procedure to restore the beauty of a young hoochie-koochie dancer disfigured in a car accident. All goes well after the bandages come off... but after all, this is a horror film, and it's only a matter of time before the young lass begins transforming into a monster -- which, despite the title, is not really a vampire, but more like something resembling an overcooked pizza roll with eyes. In order to return her to normal, the loony doc sets out to "borrow" the faces of other young women without their permission. Released in its native country (where the dubbing might have been a bit less painful) as Seddock, L'Ereda de Satana or Seddock, Heir of Satan.

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accident, agent [representative], beauty [physical], bizarre, bomb, Britain, car, death, disfigurement, experiment, expose [revelation], formula, Japan, love, mad-scientist, monster, nuclear, police, professor, rampage, research, scar, serum, vampire, victim