Saturday, January 28, 2017

Vampiress Review: "Young Hannah: Queen of the Vampires"

The Gist: After his father is murdered by having a tomb dropped on him a son inadvertently releases a deadly female vampire on an island when he opens it to free his fathers body.

Clarification:  Also known by the title "Crypt of the Living Dead" it's a pretty straight forward film that revolves around a guy who comes to an island to retrieve the body of his late father.  Everyone on the island knows and believes the legend that in the crypt the man's body is trapped in is the body of a vampire and opening it means releasing her but they eventually do help him as his father was a well respected person on the island.  Of course the guy doesn't believe the legend but low and behold the crypt gets opened the body in the crypt was in pristine condition in spite of the fact that it was hundreds of years old and people started dying immediately after.

Eventually you learn that someone on the island had a plan to resurrect her all along and the guys father was trying to stop them.

Female Vampire Factor: Teresa Gimpera stars as Hannah.
She's really a non factor for most of the film.   She doesn't speak and only functions at night.  In fact most of the film once she's introduced follows the people on the island preparing for her than her actually doing anything until towards the end which is when she actually starts doing the whole "feeding on people" thing.
The film also starred Patty Shepard as a school teacher on the island who takes a romantic interest in the newcomer to the island.  Shepard played a vampire herself in the 1971 film Werewolf vs the Vampire Woman.
In the films twist ending you find out that one of the girls in the school has been turned which she enlists a boy to make sure none of the adults are around and she asks him to come in to play with her.
 I wouldn't consider the film a must watch since as I said even though the title character of the film is a female vampire the film really doesn't revolve around her till the end. I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 3 out of 5.

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