| Horror, Sci-Fi
In 1870s Transylvania, scientist Dr. Callistratus is put to death by villagers who wrongly believe he's a vampire. However, his horribly disfigured henchman, Carl is on hand to orchestrate a life-saving heart transplant.
Magnetic Video's edition is the first horror film released in the VHS format.
The spikes on the top of a wall wobble when a rope is thrown over them during an escape, suggesting that they would be unable to carry the weight of a grown man.
Opening credits prologue: Transylvania 1874
The most loathsome scourge ever to afflict this earth was that of the Vampire.
Nourishing itself on warm living blood, the only known method of ending a vampire's reign of terror was to drive a wooden stake through his heart.
The UK cinema version was extensively cut by the BBFC upon release with edits to the opening staking, shots of dismembered body parts in the laboratory and a reduction to a scene where a tube is inserted into a man's neck to drain blood. Additionally the infamous dungeon scene, showing potential female victims chained to a wall, was completely removed. The 2005 UK DD Entertainment DVD features the same cut cinema print. The U.S Dark Sky DVD may be culled from a different print as the tube scene is completely intact, despite missing the other aforementioned BBFC cuts.