Oxford professor Richard Fountain (Patrick Mower) apparently is involved in some scandal in
Greece, so a motley crew (including his fiancee Madeline Hinde,
government agent Alex Davion &, Patrick Macnee thrown in just for good
measure) go there to get him back.
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But it soon turns out they
might have taken a larger bite than they can chew on, being sucked into
the evil-doings of Imogen Hassall & her satanic cult - & they
might be vampires (or perverts, as it is).
Still, the gang manages to
get Richard out of Greece even though Macnee has to die while doing so.
& Richard seems to be adapting to university life again pretty well
- that is, until his fiancee wants to have sex with him, & he, being
impotent (this is explained rather early in the movie) reverts to being
a vampire (!).
Is this borne out of sexual repression or from Imogen
Hassall's bite ?
For a time it actually seems Richard is getting better
again, until, in a speech at Oxford university, he manages to insult
every professor who happens to be in the room (& there are quite a
few, this being Oxford) then escaping with his girl only to bite her to death. He
is finally staked in a freak accident, though.
Second-billed Peter Cushing plays the headmaster & father of
Apart from being just a little too clever for its own good -
explaining all the superstitious gobbledigook away as sexual deviation,
only to in the end blame everything on superstitious gobbledigook -,
this film is one of these nice little chillers from early 70's England,
a time & place where (& when) they made many a nice little