90' (cover 90') - Source: DVD (RC 0/NTSC) 87' (cover 90') - Source: VHS PAL
UK: 18; US: R
Director: John Stanley
Score: David Litwin
Writer: John Stanley / Kenn Davis
Director of photography: Charles Rudnick
In a San Francisco theatre an audience is held spellbound watching the latest epic starring Malakai (Jerry Walter), Hollywood's top box office horror star... Nearby, in a rundown picture palace of the 1920's, three people are planning the First Annual Horror Convention. They are mystery novelist Professor Seabrook (Dan Caldwell), amateur sleuth Scotty (John H. Cochran) and the lovely fashion designer Cindy (Barrie Youngfellow). Little do they know what is in store! Underneath, in his secret laboratory is Malakai himself, dressed as a vampire! Why is he talking to his two sinister men about bodies? What is the secret of these two men known as B.B. (Ray K. Gorman) and Harris (Hy Pyke)? There follows a series of brutal, gruesome murders and the Professor and his two willing helpers find themselves in a nightmare situation as they try to resolve the murders. They are aided and abetted by the mysterious Nazi-hunter Ben-Halik (Mark Anger), known as the "Avenger". Finally realising they are up against the forces of evil, they prepare for the final showdown. Armed with wooden stakes they enter the secret lair beneath the eerie theatre to do battle. Duels to the death follow but does good triumph over evil in the last frame?