Der Fluch der grünen Augen (1964)

West Germany, Yugoslavia, 1964
35mm film, black and white, 1.66:1
mono, German

A West German/Yugoslavian horror film directed by Ákos Ráthonyi using the pseudonym Akos V. Ratony.

Plot Summary

A police officer is sent to small village where six young women have been murdered. His investigations lead him to a group of ancient vampires living in nearby caves.


Directed by: Akos V. Ratony [real name: Ákos Ráthonyi]
© MCMLXV [1965] by Film Development Corporation [US version]
Schneider-Film presents an A.v. Ratony production for Objektiv-Film L.T.D. Richard Gordon presents [US and UK version] A Butcher’s Film release [UK version] A Film Development Corp. presentation [US version]
Screenplay by: C.V. Rock [real name: Kurt Roecken]
Camera: H. Saric [real name: Hrvoje Saric]
Editor: Klaus Dudenhofer
Music by: Herbert Jarczyk
Sound: F. Jurjec
Make-up: Irmgard Forster
Sets: Ivan Pengov

Adrian Hoven [Inspector Frank Dorin]
Carl Mohner [doctor]
Erika Remberg [Maria]
Wolfgang Preiss [Professor von Adelsberg]
John Kitzmiller [John]
Tito Strozzi
Emmerich Schrenk [Thomas]
Danilo Turk
Vida Juvan [Nani]
Laci Cigoj
Stane Sever
Karin Field [Karin Schumann]

Alternative Titles

Blutrausch der Vampire – alternative title
Cave of the Living Dead – Ireland, UK, USA
The Curse of the Green Eyes
O dolofonos fantasma
– Greece
De grot der levende dode meisjes
– Belgium (Flemish)
La grotte aux filles
– Belgium (France)
Die Grotte der lebenden Toten
– alternative title
La grotte des filles mortes-vivantes
– Belgium (France), France
Jaskinia zywych trupów
– Poland
Kylmät väreet
– Finland
La Nuit des vampires
– France
Night of the Vampires



  • Fangoria no.198 (November 2000) pp. 40-41 – illustrated review (The video eye of Dr. Cyclops)
  • Filmblätter no.28 (4 July 1964) pp.658 [supplement p.6] – credist
  • Kine Weekly no.3243 (6 December 1969) p.13 0 credits, synopsis, review
  • Midi-Minuit Fantastique no.10/11 (Winter 1964/65) p.102 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.37 no.432 (January 1970) pp. 12-13 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Shivers no.93 (November/December 2001) pp.38-39 – illustrated article (by Kim Newman)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.162 – credits, review
  • Feature films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.64 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p. – credits
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1971 p.106 – credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.60 – credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.100-101 – credits, review