This is the uncut, widescreen version of this Euro-horror classic, aka: CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Welcome to Vampire Island, a quaint, out-of-the-way spot whose leading citizen is known for her winning, toothy smile... ... more »and odd dining habits. Released from her crypt after 700 years of entombment, the ravenous bloodsucker displays an undiminished zest for life... Anybody's life. The son of the man who inadvertently released the undead terror from the tomb, finds he has a great deal to contend with ("She's smart... 700 years smart," he observes gloomily) in this tale of terror. Bonus Features: Motion Menu| Scene Selection (18 chapters)| Biographies| Bonus Horror Trailers| Uncut. Specs: DVD5; Dolby Digital Mono; 87 minutes; Color; 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; MPAA - PG; Year - 1972; SRP - $9.99.« less
Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein | under the rubble | 10/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Chris (Andrew Prine) arrives on a bleak, strange little island in order to bury his dead father. Dad died from extremely un-natural causes. A 3-ton stone coffin was dropped on him! Chris must enlist the help of the local fishermen to move the huge thing. His friend Peter (Mark Damon) seems helpful, but is actually the one who killed Chris' father! He's a deciple of the crypt's occupant, a 700 year old vampire named Hannah (queen of the vampires). Meanwhile, Chris has fallen in love w/ Mary (Patty "Stop calling me Barbara Steele" Sheppard), Peter's sister. Oh no! Hannah has awakened from her slumber, and she's awful thirsty! She turns into a wolf and kills a dog to slake her thirst. Hannah spends 99% of the film on her back in the coffin. She never speaks a word of dialogue either! Beautiful but dull, Hannah does finally sink her canines into Peter's throat. The end battle is fairly interesting, consisting of listening to Hannah do a demonic yodeling demonstration after being set on fire. The evil queen then falls off a cliff, winding up surrounded by fishermen. Her final incarnation is hideous and comical at the same time! The "shock" ending is a pretty low-voltage affair. There's also a one-eyed "wild man" (Ihsan Genik) who causes extra mayhem. Watch this with FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD for added bloodsucking cheese..."
Careful - this is Young Hanna: Queen of the Vampires
CG | Burlington, KY USA | 06/30/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"See reviews for Hanna: Queen of the Vampires. According to IMDB.com, it's the same movie."
I Thought The Phrase 'Living Dead' Applied To Zombies
The War Goddess | Fishers, IN | 09/16/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Unless you happen to be under the age of ten, this movie is not creepy, scary or any other adjective to describe a movie that is classified as horror. As a movie under the classic genre--by classic I mean the ones that came out before Hollywood decided that horror movies needed blood, guts and gore for a horror movie to be successful. You know the kind that came out in the 1920's to 1930's, were black and white, possibly silent, that kind of thing.
'Crypt Of The Living Dead' was released at the end of this ungorified era. Expecting a movie that was black and white, according to the online synopsis, I was somewhat surprised to find that I was watching a colour movie. The surprise was short lived when I figured out that the "old vampire movie" I was watching came out in the early 1970's.Anyway, this explorer/scientist is looking around on the island when he happens upon the tomb of Hannah, the bride of King Louis the VII, a king during the time of the Crusades. According to local legend, Louis VII fell in love with Hannah. Not realising that his beloved fiance was a vampire, he (Louis) arranged for a ship to carry her and several of his knights to the Holy Land for the wedding.
The explorer is reading this information on a plaque when a 'priest' comes up behind him and strangles him. He then gestures to a wild-looking man and together they shove the dead guy under the tomb, up to his chin. The priest and the wild man then destroy the legs that are holding up the tomb, which happens to be solid marble. This all happens in the span of the first 10-15 minutes of the movie.Ok, fast forward probably about a month. The dead guy's son comes to the island to say good bye to his father. He meets this guy Peter and his sister Mary.
A romance between Mary and the son of the dead guy, his name happens to be Chris, soon develops. No surprises there. Any way Chris decides to unseal the tomb so he can move it to retrieve his father's body. Remember, the tomb is solid marble. Hannah comes back to life, kills a couple of people and a blind guy's dog. She kills the dog while in the form of a wolf so she can regain her strength, we find out that Peter was the 'Priest' who killed Chris's father, Chris winds up staking Hannah, after she is reduced to a skeleton by a torch, Peter winds up being staked by one of the islanders, and Hannah winds up not being dead after all, she had put a little girl into a trance earlier in the movie and she apparently turned vampire, only she wasn't a young vampire, she was the 700 year old Hannah in the form of a little girl."
Young Hannah: Queen of the Vampires
Carl Manes | 04/07/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A man is drawn to Vampire Island after his father is mysteriously killed on an archaeological dig, where he mistakenly unlocks a 700 year old vampiress from her crypt while trying to solve his father's murder! HANNAH benefits from several atmospheric shots in the high Gothic tradition, including a slew of dark, dank crypts covered in cobwebs and erie graveyard settings draped in fog. It also effectively incorporates cool blue hues and a chilling score set to screeching violins and a primal drum beat that sets the creepy mood for the vampire tale. While it often reflects Mario Bava's masterpiece BLACK SUNDAY, it does its best to differentiate itself through its characters and historical framework. Though many of the effects are rather cheesy by today's standards, they are very ambitious for the time and budget. Hannah is seen transforming into a sickening green mist, then in to a wolf, and then back to human form through a series of lapse dissolves and zooming techniques, which may not be entirely convincing, but does make for a valid effort. Where the film does fall short is in the lengthy exposition which inhibits the forward momentum of the plot, and also in the casting of Hannah herself, who is neither beautiful nor unsettling enough to create a lasting impression on the audience. Julio Salvador and Ray Danton do deliver a fun little vampire tale that is sure to please Gothic Horror fans!
-Carl Manes I Like Horror Movies"
Dull acting by even duller actors
Frances L. Harris | Wauconda, Il USA | 05/06/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I managed to fast forward through most of the boring stuff. Didn't see any vampires. Hannah was lying in her crypt most of the movie and where she arose, she was a veiled bore. The rest of the movie was tediously inept even for its time."