Terrore nello spazio (Planet of the Vampires)
Terrore nello spazio (Planet of the Vampires) (1965)

This classic blend of science-fiction and horror belies its extremely low budget with buckets of atmosphere and some genuinely creepy setpieces. The story concerns the crews of two spaceships, who land on a foggy, seemingly deserted planet.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A peerless example of a bravura visual imagination abstracting cheap sets into psychedelic textures

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Sean Axmaker
St@tic Multimedia

Though never particularly scary, Bava has a cool way with the alien eerieness of it all...

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

an interesting, if not entirely successful, attempt at genre blending

Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

Planet of the Vampires is not among the best of the scary sci-fi genre, but seen under the optimum circumstances, fans of schlock or/and vintage Italian horror will find it fun.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I lost interest in wanting to know more about the supernatural manifestations.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's mainly Bava's masterful invention behind the camera that makes the film work. His movement and timing provide an atmosphere that clearly wasn't there in the script.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Looks great, but dramatically lacking


Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
A very smartly executed B-movie that fuses space opera with Universal-style horror atmosphere. Director Mario Bava injects a gloomy and foggy atmosphere that… More
Stephen M
Investigating the source of an extraterrestrial radio transmission, an exploration team touches down on a desolate planet. There they discover an alien… More
El Hombre Invisible
An atmospheric blend of space opera and horror elements that fits well into Mario Bava's list. Filled with inventive futuristic sets and chic black leather… More
Robert C
Bava in the "21st Century"! Everything that (those of us who live Bava) expect from one of his films: creepy atmosphere, great sets, amazing… More
AJ Verser
At first, I was extremely disappointed by the fact that this movie doesn't have any vampires in it, but then I realized that that was the American title,… More
Michael Gildea
As with most Bava films there isn't much of a plot. This isn't really of those films. But also with most Bava films you can't bring yourself to… More