Atom Age Vampire (1960)
Seddok, l'erede di Satana
Nomination Year: 2012
SYNOPSIS: Jeanette Morineau, a stripper, has a disfiguring car accident while chasing after her lover. A mysterious woman working for a mysterious scientist offers her hope to regain her beauty: A controversial and secret new "therapy." Desperate to fix her ravaged face ("ravaged" as in "some slight, easily concealable scarring in one small portion of her still-gorgeous face"), she reluctantly agrees. The serum is a success...temporarily. Now in love and obsessed with her, the doctor must kill young women and transplant their "glands" into Jeanette to maintain her cure. There really is no "vampire." Just a kind of Mr. Hyde. Though I suppose you could claim the vernacular.
- Stupidest-Looking Monster
Personally, I Would've Gone with Booze
In a voice-over extravaganza of thought, the Prof has an epiphany: In order to overcome the remorse of killing ladies to keep Jeannette pretty, he'll inject himself with the cancer/monster-making serum and turn into...the Atom Age Vampire!
- Worst Science
So Blase When Announcing the Cure for Cancer
A voice-over tells us all about Derma 28 (from the makers of Derma 25, aka Insta-Cancer!).
- Worst Cover Copy
Color? Black and white?
The color stills ignore the fact that the movie is in B&W. Amongst other inadequacies. Like the fact that there's no vampire.
- Inane Dialogue
He Admires Her Intelligence, Usually
Doc wants to possess Jeannette creatively. He "sweet-talks" Monique into remaining. She succumbs. "I'll send her away. And forget her." Then he announces "I'll kill a thousand times before admitting defeat." Then he kisses her. She stays.
[ Insert Murder Here ]
After he finishes convincing Monique, the film fades to black, there's a brief shot of the doctor at his desk (or something), then some more black and a new scene starts, the one where the Prof is admitting the cops to investigate Monique's death.
- Acting Appropriately Stupid
"I Did It to Force You To Experiment on Me!"
What an honor to give yourself cancer so that this genius can cure it!
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