Bloodsucker Leads the Dance, The / La sanguisuga conduce la danza (1975)

0.5 out of 5

It is 1902 in Ireland as a horse drawn carriage passes through obviously Italian streets and we see a modern car for a goof before the credits close. A count invites a band of actors and actresses to an island castle retreat as a boat seemingly remains tethered as it rowed on the spot across an intermittently choppy and calm sea suggesting filming over two occasions with differing weather conditions. More bizarrely some black and white storm stock footage is cut into the colour movie and a decapitated head blinks. Bad form that!

This over the top attempt at a Gothic giallo fails on all counts with laughable story and melodramatic overacting. The sight of bare breasts add little and fail to adequately sex up this dire feature.

Truth to tell, The Bloodsucker Leads The Dance bloody sucks. Luciano Pigozzi, what were you thinking when you appeared in this crapola?

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