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Public Domain Horror Classics - "Atom Age Vampire" - CinemaDave

Jun. 2nd, 2010 10:22 am Public Domain Horror Classics - "Atom Age Vampire"

Despite the nuclear bomb fears suggested by the title, "Atom Age Vampire" has more in common with the Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi Mad Scientist thrillers from the 1930s. A plastic surgeon with a Pygmalion complex invents a beauty treatment to remove scars. When a stripper is involved in a car accident, The demented doctor tends to the blond beauty.

There is a catch, the medicine needs the fresh glands from unsuspecting females. Since the surgeon had fallen in love with the stripper, the mad doctor has no qualms finding victims for his experiments. In his most stupid decision, the doctor samples his own medicine and becomes a monster.

An Italian film circa 1960, "Atom Age Vampire" suffers from bad dubbing. Yet, "Atom Age Vampire" has some great scenes and moody cinematography. However at 87 minutes, these scenes are too spaced apart to hold interest.

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