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Incense For The Damned

AKA's: Bloodsuckers / Doctors Wear Scarlet / Freedom Seekers / Suceurs De Sang / Vampire Sacrifice / Vampiros Del Terror

Release date: 1970 UK
Running time: 80' (cover 80') - Source: VHS NTSC
73' (cover 73') - Source: DVD (RC 0/PAL)
Rating: UK: 18; US: NR
Main Crew: Director: Robert Hartford Davis (Black Gunn 1972; The Fiend 1971; Corruption 1967; The
               Black Torment 1964)
Producer: Titan International / Lucinda Films
Score: Robert Richards
Writer: Julian More / (based on Simon Raven's novel "Doctors Wear Scarlet")
Director of photography: Desmond Dickinson


Summary: Whilst on vacation in Greece, Richard Fountain (Patrick Mower), an Oxford don and the foreign secretary's son, falls into the evil clutches of Chriseis (Imogen Hassall), leader of a coven of perverted socialites who murder innocent victims in pursuit of their blood.
Richard's long absence from Oxford prompts his close friends Tony Seymour (Alexander Davion), fiancée Penelope (Madeleine Hinde) and Bob Kirby (Johnny Sekka) to instigate a search for him. The clues they find take them across the Aegean Sea to Hydra, a small island where the two men find Richard drugged and unconscious in an old castle. A Pagan orgy is building to a climax as Chriseis is preparing herself for her next victim ...
After a horrific struggle Chriseis flees, her mouth dripping with blood, and in a tussle with Kirby falls to her death. Richard is saved and returns to the sheltered life at Oxford, but the nightmare is just beginning ´┐Ż the spirit of Chriseis is not yet dead!

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