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Incense for the Damned (1971)

R | | Horror | September 1972 (UK)
A group of friends search for a young English Oxford student who has disappeared whilst researching in Greece. They are shocked to find that, wherever he has been, certain unsolved murders ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Hartford-Davis (as Michael Burrowes)

Writers:

Julian More (screenplay), Simon Raven (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Macnee ... Derek Longbow
Peter Cushing ... Dr. Walter Goodrich
Alexander Davion ... Tony Seymore (as Alex Davion)
Johnny Sekka ... Bob Kirby
Madeleine Hinde Madeleine Hinde ... Penelope (as Madeline Hinde)
Edward Woodward ... Dr. Holstrom
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Marc Honeydew
Patrick Mower ... Richard Fountain
David Lodge ... Colonel
Imogen Hassall ... Chriseis
John Barron ... Diplomat
Valerie Van Ost ... Don's wife
Theo Moreos Theo Moreos ... Mayor
Nick Pandelides Nick Pandelides ... Monk Superior
Andreas Potamitis Andreas Potamitis ... Police Chief
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Storyline

A group of friends search for a young English Oxford student who has disappeared whilst researching in Greece. They are shocked to find that, wherever he has been, certain unsolved murders have taken place. Not believing that their friend could be the perpetrator of such acts, they press on with their search, finding him under the spell of a beautiful Vampire, whose blood-sucking methods include the use of sado-masochism. Believing they have killed her, the group return home, unaware that their friend is now a Vampire. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Suckers See more »

Filming Locations:

Hydra, Greece See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Robert Hartford-Davis refused to have anything to do with the film, stating that he did not believe it to be finished. The film was credited to Michael Burrowes. See more »

Quotes

Tony Seymore: Are you trying to tell me that a girl sucking blood from a man's neck can induce an orgasm?
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Alternate Versions

The film had been extensively re-edited during post-production and the initial UK cinema version was cut further by the BBFC with the orgy scene being extensively shortened and a shot of a man kissing a woman's breasts completely removed. The film then reverted to the title of "Bloodsuckers" in the UK and the 1986 video release featured the same cut cinema print. The 2003 DVD release featured a re-edited print (including previously excised shots of the body of a stabbed topless woman) but the orgy scene was only included as an extra on the disc. BBC TV show the uncut version (with the orgy scene included in the movie) as "Incense For The Damned". See more »

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Confusing AND boring, even the worst Hammer movie I've seen is ten times better than this!
22 January 2004 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

"Oh, this looks good" I thought scanning the DVD slick of 'Bloodsuckers'. Horror legend Peter Cushing, 'The Avengers' Patrick Macnee, Edward Woodward just before 'The Wicker Man', plus Patrick Mower, who was in 'The Devil Rides Out' and Alex Davion from 'The Plague Of The Zombies', two of the best and most underrated Hammer movies. Well nothing could prepare me for how poor it turned out to be! Even the worst Hammer movie I've seen is ten times better than this. It's confusing AND boring, with way too much narration and production values that make it look like an episode of 'The Champions' or some other half forgotten 60s/70s TV show. Cushing is hardly in it, Woodward even less (one scene), and the highlight is a donkey chase! I'm not kidding! The disc I watched included a 6 minutes deleted scene of a psychedelic drug orgy which wasn't used in the final cut. Too bad because it's better than anything that was used. Director Robert Hartford-Davies ('The Yellow Teddybears') apparently disowned this movie and I don't blame him one bit!


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