When a rash of mysterious murders convinces the people of Kleinschloss that their village has been invaded by vampires, it’s up to police inspector Karl Brettschneider to restore order and capture the real culprit.
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Under-rated thriller finds a doctor experimenting with human blood attempting to play on a town's superstitions by making a series of murders look like the work of a vampire and attempting to frame the town simpleton. Not a horror film despite the title but a fine thriller with an 'A' cast including Melvyn Douglas, Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill and a deranged Dwight Frye. Well worth a look.
ends up being too many old men standing around talking in rooms. but some scenes (opening sequence, lynching, fay wrays scene in the garden-making the [stupid-]hero kiss an apple, most of the interior tracking shots) shines with the darkest, slowest brilliance.