The Vampire Bat (Blood Sucker) (Forced to Sin) (1933)

The Vampire Bat (Blood Sucker) (Forced to Sin)


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Bloodsucking winged creatures who may take human shape appear to have returned after centuries of dormancy to the middle-European municipality of Kleinschloss in this atmospheric, low-budget thriller from small-scale Majestic Pictures, and the burgomaster (Lionel Belmore) demands answers. With victims scattered everywhere, all bearing the distinctive puncture marks, police detective Karl Brettschneider (Melvyn Douglas) finds himself completely stymied. Brettschneider, who refuses to accept what … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Edward T. Lowe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 1, 2005


as Dr. Otto von Niemann

as Ruth Bertin

as Karl Brettschneider

as Gussie Schnappmann

as Herman Gleib

as Emil Borst

as Martha Mueller

as Burgermeister Gustav...

as Georgiana

as Holdstadt

as Weingarten

as Gertrude

as Schmidt the Morgue K...
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Critic Reviews for The Vampire Bat (Blood Sucker) (Forced to Sin)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Great cast and borrowed sets (from Universal) distinguish this poverty row thriller.

December 29, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

July 21, 2005

August 29, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for The Vampire Bat (Blood Sucker) (Forced to Sin)


An extremely silly film, but with an interesting plot. It's always nice to see Fay Wray on the screen. Melvyn Douglas does some nice work, as does Lionel Atwill, but it's a very poor package that they're wrapped up in that has only the slightest promise.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Quickie poverty row Dracula knockoff about a plague of vampiric activity in a German village: is it a real vampire, bloodsucking bats, or a human killer posing as a nosferatu? The flick features a good cast (Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, and Dwight Frye) and it starts with strong Gothic atmosphere, but fizzles out as the plot is revealed.

Greg S

Super Reviewer


This movie is kind of silly, and I hated the ending.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

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