1963 The Kiss of the Vampire

The Kiss of the Vampire - 1963

Alternative Title: Kiss of Evil

A Hammer Film production released by Universal Pictures

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MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios, England

Eastmancolour by Pathe 88 mins 


1910, Bavaria: When the car of honeymooners Gerald and Marianne Harcourt runs out of petrol deep in a forest, they seek shelter in a, nearby inn, where the only other guest is the sombre Professor Zimmer. Then an invitation arrives asking the young couple to have dinner in the local castle with the outwardly affable and hospitable Dr Ravna and his family. But, within the castle walls, all is not as it seems.....Watch the trailer on YouTube


Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Assistant Director Douglas Hermes
Art Director Don Mingaye
Sound Recordist Ken Rawkins
Sound Editor James Groom
Continuity Pauline Wise
Make-up Artist Roy Ashton
Hair Stylist Frieda Steiger
Wardrobe Supervisor Molly Arbuthnot
Wardrobe Mistress Rosemary Burrows
Special Effects Les Bowie
Camera Operator Moray Grant
Director of Photography Alan Hume
Music Composed by James Bernard
Musical Supervisor John Hollingsworth
Screenplay by John Elder
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Don Sharp


Professor Zimmer Clifford Evans
Dr Ravna Noel Willman
Gerald Harcourt Edward de Souza
Marianne Harcourt Jennifer Daniel
Carl Barry Warren
Sabena Jacquie Wallis
Tania Isobel Black
Bruno Peter Madden
Anna Vera Cook
Father Xavier Noel Howlett
Vampire Brian Oulton
Inspector John Harvey


Noel Willman and Jennifer Daniel crossed swords again in Hammer's "The Reptile" (1966). Willman's other appearance for them was in "The Vengeance of She" (1968). 
The climax of this film, in which a swarm of bats attacks the castle and the vampires, appears to have originally been intended for "The Brides of Dracula" (1960), but the burning windmill finale was substituted there for budgetary reasons.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection