|Fangs of the Living Dead|
|Riffers||Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett|
|Date Released||June 26, 2013|
Malenka, the Vampire's Niece (also referred to as Malenka, Malenka: La Nipote del Vampiro, Malenka: la Sobrina del Vampiro, The Vampire Girl, and Fangs of the Living Dead) is a 1969 Spanish-Italian horror film that was written and directed by Spanish director Amando de Ossorio, and his first horror film. RiffTrax released their riff in June 2013.
Synopsis and PreviewEdit[Spoilers Begin]
The beautiful and virginal Sylvia (Anita Ekberg) is delighted to discover that she's inherited not only the noble title of Countess, but she has also inherited a castle located in the country. She excitedly calls her fiance Piero (Gianni Medici) to tell him that she's going to travel to view the castle. Once there she stops at a local inn for a drink, where she announces her destination and relation to the castle's inhabitants- which horrifies the townspeople. Unswayed by the townspeople's reactions, Sylvia arrives at the castle and meets her uncle, the Count Walbrooke (Julian Ugarte), and beds down for the night. She is later awakened by the maidservant Blinka (Adriana Ambesi), who warns her that Walbrooke is a century-old vampire that means her harm. Blinka's attempts to draw Sylvia out of bed and out of the castle are interrupted by Walbrooke, who takes her into another room and whips her. Sylvia pleads with him to stop, only for Walbrooke to reveal that Blinka herself is also a vampire.
The next morning Sylvia attempts to leave but is persuaded to stay after Walbrooke tells her about her aunt Malenka, who was burned at the stake for being a witch. He convinces Sylvia that the family is cursed and because of her strong resemblance to Malenka, paired with her ties to the family, that Sylvia is also cursed. Furthermore, Sylvia must remain at the castle and stay unmarried, otherwise the curse will worsen and affect those around her. As a result Sylvia breaks off her engagement with Piero, who decides to travel to the castle out of concern for Sylvia. When he arrives at the same inn Sylvia visited earlier in the film, Piero is filled in on the events by one of the inn's barmaids. He then travels to the castle with the intent to stop Walbrooke from turning Sylvia into a vampire.
Cast and CrewEdit
- Anita Ekberg as Malenka / Sylvia Morel
- Gianni Medici as Dr. Piero Luciani
- Diana Lorys as Bertha Zemis
- Rosanna Yanni as Freya Zemis
- César Benet as Max
- Carlos Casaravilla as Dr. Horbinger
- Fernando Bilbao as Vladis the Coachman
- Paul Muller as Dr. Albert
- Adriana Santucci as The Count's Maid
- Aurelia Treviño as Village Woman
- Juanita Ramírez as Brugard the Barmaid
- Adriana Ambesi as Blinka
- Julián Ugarte as Uncle / Count Walbrooke
- Keith Kendal as Man