Kiss of the Vampire
Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

Producer Anthony Hinds used the alias John Elder to pen the screenplay of Kiss of the Vampire. Dr. Ravna (Noel Willman), an early 20th century Bavarian, entices a British honeymooning couple, Gerald and Marianne (Clifford Evans, Jennifer… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 11, 1963
DVD Release Date: August 5, 1998
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A beautifully photographed film.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Some will doubtless argue the point, but Don Sharp's The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) may very well be the best of all the Hammer horror films.

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Staci Layne Wilson

The Kiss of the Vampire is a palm-rubbing good time for fans of gothic vampire stories!

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Director Don Sharp's first major feature was one of the studio's more subtle efforts and far more effective for that, with an intelligent script and striking use of colour.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
A movie from the Hammer Collection. This is an awesome movie for having been filmed in 1963. The color throughout the movie is excellent. About a young British… More
Stephen M
Hammer's third vampire movie, though not part of the 'Dracula' series. Of interest for the representation of vampirism as a religious cult. Not… More
Michael Gildea
Despite a strong opening, Kiss of the Vampire was a sort of jagged bore for the first hour or so. Most of the elements of a Hammer classic were there but it… More
Emily B.
A Hammer vampire film which doesn't feature Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing but still rather enjoyable. The finale with the bats is hilarious! <a… More
Aj V
This is a simple, but effective vampire movie. The story is simple but really good, the actors are pretty good, although I'm not familiar with them.… More