Mark of the Vampire
Mark of the Vampire (1935)

When several new residents of a small Czechoslovakian village are menaced, seemingly by a pair of vampires, a detective and a vampire expert are called in to investigate. This remake of the 1927 silent chiller London After Midnight reunites… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 26, 1935
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

Like most good ghost stories, it's a lot of fun, even though you don't believe a word of it.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The twist ending is a beaut and provides Lugosi with a treasured movie moment.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Scores high marks for creating a sense of otherworldly dread that depends very little on whether or not what we see makes any sense.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A real touch of class is present in James Wong Howe's magnificent photography, not to mention Carol Borland's stunning apparition as a vampire.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

There isn't much in the story that one hasn't seen before, until the very end when Browning and the script turn everything on its ear.

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Suffering from a flagging pace and patchy script, the film has its plus points nevertheless -- notably a good use of visuals.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

One of the classics of the horror genre.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

The film gets tiresome and talky, even at its 61-minute length.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This amusing B&W film, with photography by James Wong Howe, captures the eerie atmosphere befitting a horror film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
wonderful gothic atmosphere but there's an odd tone to the film and you'll soon discover why. i still can't decide if the ending is clever or… More
Eduardo C
Godawful script (due, at least in part, to the numerous scenes that were never shot and a number of others which did not make the final cut) is somewhat… More
Cindy I
Ultimately disappointing vampire story, whose only saving grace is Carol Borland, who really spooked me in her role as the female vampire.
cody franklin
Barely a step above a Ed Wood film, which is surprising with such a good cast and a great director like Tod Browning. The pace and editing of the film is… More
Antony Stubbs
One gets the distinct feel that Mark of the Vampire could and should have been really something, but sadly Browning's film fell prey to the fall-out of his… More
Leo L
A favorite.