Jonathan (1970)

West Germany,
35mm film, Eastmancolor

A West German horror film directed by Hans W. Geissendörfer.

Plot Summary

In an alternative take on vampire mythology, daylight doesn't kill them and by the 17th century, Europe is ruled by the aristocratic undead. A group of human freedom fighters nominates Jonathan to find a way to release Europe from the grip of the .


Director: Hans W. Geissendörfer
© [not given on screen]
An Iduna Film production
Executive Producer: Hellmut Haffner
Written by: Hans W. Geissendörfer
Based on: Dracula by Bram Stoker
Director of Photography: Robert Müller
Editor: Wolfgang Hedinger
Music: Roland Kovac
Sound: Ludwig Probst
Costume Designer: Uta Wilhelm
Make-up: Peter Kraus, Ida Dreissler
Art Director: Hans Gailling

Jürgen Jung (Jonathan)
Hans Dieter Jendreyko (Joseph)
Paul Albert Krumm (Count)
Hertha von Walther (Thomas' mother)
Oskar von Schab (professor)
Ilona Grübel (Eleonore)
Sophie Strehlow (other woman)
Gaby Herbst
Ulrike Luderer
Henry Liposca
Christine Ratej (Elisabeth)
Arthur Brauss (Adolf)
Hans-Dieter Kerky (Eberhard)
Winfried Klaus 1A mis-spelling of Wilfried Klaus] (priest)
Monika Teuber 2A mis-pelling of Monica Teuber]
Walter Feuchtenberg (Lenas Vater)
Käthe Tellheim (Kathi Tellheim)
Ilse Künkele (Lena's mother)
Michael Hoffmann
Michael Grimm

Alternative Titles

Jonathan, Vampire sterben nicht


by Walt Lee p.233 – credits
Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.148-149 – illustrated review (by Kevin Nickelson)