Malenka (1969)

Spain, Italy, 1969
90m
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.85:1
mono, Spanish

A Spanish horror film directed by Amando de Ossorio.

Plot Summary

A young woman inherits a castle only to find it full of vampires.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Amando de Ossorio
Cobra Films, Felix Cinematografica, Tritón P.C., Victory Films
Produced by: Aubrey Ambert, Rosanna Yanni
Written by: Amando de Ossorio
Director of Photography: Fulvio Testi
Editor: Antonio Gimeno
Music by: Carlo Savina
Make-up: Manolita Ponte, Marisa Tilli
Hair Stylists: Antonio Nieto, Ana Maria Zinni
Production Designers: Augusto Lega, Félix Michelena

Cast
Anita Ekberg (Malenka/Sylvia Morel)
John Hamilton [real name: Gianni Medici] (Dr Piero Luciani)
Diana Lorys (Bertha Zemis)
Rosanna Yanni (Freya Zemis)
Guy Roberts [real name: César Benet] (Max)
Carlos Casaravilla (Dr Horbinger)
Fernando Bilbao (Vladis the coachman)
Paul Muller (Dr Albert)
Adriana Santucci (the count’s maid)
Aurelia Treviño (village woman)
Juanita Ramírez (Brugard the barmaid)
Audrey Ambert [real name: Adriana Ambesi] (Blinka)
Julián Ugarte (uncle/Count Walbrooke)
Keith Kendal (man)

Alternative Titles

Bloody Girl – French advertising title
I ekdikisi ton zontanon nekron – Greece
Fangs of the Living Dead – USA
Malenka la vampire – France
Malenka, i komissa Drakoulas – Greece
Malenka, la nipote del vampiro – Italy
Malenka, la sobrina del vampiro – Spain
Malenka, the Niece of the Vampire – USA (video)
Malenka, the Vampire – USA
The Vampire’s Niece – USA (video)

Extracts included in
Amando de Ossorio: El último templario (2001)

Includes extracts from
Operazione paura (1966)

References

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.197 – credits, review
  • Cinematic Vampires by John L. Flynn pp.137
  • Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010 by John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart pp.117-118 – credits, article
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.185, 242
  • Feature films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.132 – credits
  • Fright Night on Channel 9 by James Arena pp.156-157
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.98 – credits
  • Italian Horror Films of the 1960s by Lawrence McCallum pp.75-80 – illustrated credits, article
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.282 – credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.174-175 – illustrated credits, article
  • Vampire Films of the 1970s: Dracula to Blacula and Every Fang Between by Gary A. Smith pp.109-110; 215 – review; credits