Blu-Ray News #94: The Vampire (1957).

Va,pire LC incinerator

Directed by Paul Landres
Starring John Beal, Coleen Gray, Kenneth Tobey, Lydia Reed, Dabbs Greer, James H. Griffith

The Vampire (1957) is a cheap, solid 50s monster movie from Paul Landres, a director I’ve been trying to champion over the last few months. (I just recently reviewed the old DVD release.)


To me, this is a criminally overlooked little picture — the script, cast and direction take this way beyond its budget — and I’m so glad to learn that Scream Factory has it listed for a 2017 Blu-Ray release. It’s also great to see the work of someone like Landres get such high-quality treatment on video.


Filed under Dabbs Greer, DVD/Blu-ray News, James H. Griffith, Kenneth Tobey, Paul Landres, Shout/Scream Factory

3 responses to “Blu-Ray News #94: The Vampire (1957).

  1. Kevin Coon

    I totally agree with you. Now if someone would just release The Flame Barrier.


  2. I’m hoping to see The Flame Barrier turn up, too. It’s a hard movie to sort out, since it picks up bits and pieces of various genres and stirs them together into a very weird soup, but I kinda like it. Landres had a real flare for this kind of thing.


  3. Johnny Guitar

    This movie a month or so ago was shown on THE COMET channel. A lousy channel EXCEPT they do show some odd and not to be found movies there. Many from the ’50’s and early ’60’s, these are the “horror” films I really enjoy.


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