The Vampire (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Vampire (1957)





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Movie Info

The pills created by a deceased colleague cause a doctor to become a vampire. (AKA Vampire)

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John Beal
as Dr. Paul Beecher
Coleen Gray
as Carol Butler
Kenneth Tobey
as Sheriff Buck Donnelly
Lydia Reed
as Betsy Beecher
Dabbs Greer
as Dr. Will Beaumont
Herb Vigran
as George Ryan
Ann Staunton
as Marion Wilkins
James Griffith
as Henry Winston
Natalie Masters
as (uncredited)
Raymond Greenleaf
as Autopsy Surgeon (uncredited)
Mauritz Hugo
as Joe, the Waiter (uncredited)
Louise Lewis
as Mrs. Miller (uncredited)
Wood Romoff
as Dr. Matthew J. Campbell (uncredited)
Brad Morrow
as Tommy, the Boy (uncredited)
Hallene Hill
as Mrs. Carrie Dietz (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal
as Marion's Housekeeper (uncredited)
George Selk
as Mr. Spine
Budd Buster
as (uncredited)
Wally Merrill
as Carl James
Walter Merrill
as (uncredited)
Christine Rees
as (uncredited)
Arthur Gardner
as Anesthetist (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for The Vampire

All Critics (2)

Unreels as a horror rewrite of Nicholas Ray's 'Bigger Than Life,' as Beal's addiction to his serum turns him into not just a literal monster but a monstrous father...

Full Review… | February 17, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A minor horror chiller that is well-acted, but seems more amusing than scary.

Full Review… | July 10, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Vampire

Nothing too interesting here. There are good story elements but eventually it just turns to be another generic man-monster on the loose movie. Campy at times, but hardly memorable.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

A good vampire movie, not great, but enjoyable enough to watch.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This was actually a great movie. Not sure why they called it The Vampire, but there was 2 punvture wounds to the neck so guess it fits the bill. To me it was more like a Dr Jeckyell Mr Hyde type film, as after taking a pill, which was slipped to the great doctor by his very young daughter, he becomes a Mr Hyde type Vampire, after being bite you don't return from the dead your cells just kind of rot. But it was excellent over all. It comes in the MGM Midnight Madness Collection.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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