FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD
MALENKA THE VAMPIRE
Amando de Ossorios later films develop a reasonable degree of atmosphere but Fangs of the Living Dead is a dull and shabby variation on the continental horror film. The plot is exceedingly slim and all to the formula for the Euro horror film of this era girl goes to claim her heritage in an ancestral family castle, is forced to accept her bloodright, the spirit of a witch ancestor causes trouble, yada yada. Amando de Ossorios direction is thoroughly unatmospheric he seems to have no concept of scares as being anything other than closeups of people in pasty faces. The films sole point of notoriety is the presence of Anita Ekberg whose low-cut gowns and enormous cleavage has created a legend. Fangs for the Mammaries, Anita The Creature Features Movie Guide (1981) noted in their review of the film. Everything else is dreary. The video print from Sinister Cinema viewed here is in very poor condition.
Amando De Ossorios other horror films are Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971) and its sequels Attack of the Blind Dead/Return of the Blind Dead/Return of the Evil Dead (1973), Horror of the Zombies/Ghosts Ships of the Blind Dead (1974) and Night of the Seagulls (1975), Night of the Sorcerers (1974), Demon Witch Child (1975), The Loreleis Grasp/When the Screaming Stops (1976) and The Sea Serpent (1984).
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