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!

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Alberto Lupo  
Director Claim to Fame
Anton Giulio Majano  

Bryan Cassidy

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