Mark of the Vampire (1935)




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When several new residents of a small Czechoslovakian village are menaced, seemingly by a pair of vampires, a detective and a vampire expert are called in to investigate. This remake of the 1927 silent chiller London After Midnight reunites Dracula director Tod Browning and star Bela Lugosi.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Lionel Barrymore
as Prof. Zelin
Elizabeth Allan
as Irena Borotyn
Bela Lugosi
as Count Mora
Lionel Atwill
as Insp. Neumann
Holmes Herbert
as Sir Karell Borotyn
Jean Hersholt
as Baron Otto von Zinden
Carroll Borland
as Luna Mora
Donald Meek
as Dr. Doskil
Egon Brecher
as Coroner
Henry Wadsworth
as Count Feodor Vincente
Eily Malyon
as Sick Woman [cut from release print]
Christian Rub
as Deaf Man [cut from release print]
Torben Meyer
as Card Player
Zeffie Tilbury
as Grandmother
Rosemary Glosz
as Innkeeper's Wife
Claire Verdera
as English Woman
Guy Bellis
as English Man
Baron Hesse
as Bus Driver [cut from release print]
Mrs. Lesovosky
as Old Woman in Inn
Robert Greig
as Fat Man
Jessie Ralph
as Midwife
Franklyn Ardell
as Chauffeur
Clare Verdera
as English Woman
Michael Visaroff
as Innkeeper
James Bradbury Jr
as Fourth Vampire
Henry Stephenson
as (scenes deleted)
Doris Lloyd
as (scenes deleted)
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Critic Reviews for Mark of the Vampire

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Like most good ghost stories, it's a lot of fun, even though you don't believe a word of it.

Full Review… | August 7, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A real touch of class is present in James Wong Howe's magnificent photography, not to mention Carol Borland's stunning apparition as a vampire.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

One of the classics of the horror genre.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The twist ending is a beaut and provides Lugosi with a treasured movie moment.

Full Review… | October 17, 2016
Creative Loafing

There isn't much in the story that one hasn't seen before, until the very end when Browning and the script turn everything on its ear.

Full Review… | October 5, 2006
Movie Metropolis

The film gets tiresome and talky, even at its 61-minute length.

Full Review… | November 1, 2003
Boston Phoenix

Audience Reviews for Mark of the Vampire

wonderful gothic atmosphere but there's an odd tone to the film and you'll soon discover why. i still can't decide if the ending is clever or just ridiculous. not browning's finest hour but worth seeing

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Godawful script (due, at least in part, to the numerous scenes that were never shot and a number of others which did not make the final cut) is somewhat redeemed by some decent atmosphere, a spectacular sequence (with some very impressive special effects) and a very creepy performance by Mr. Lionel Atwill. Is this a remake of "London After Midnight"?

Eduardo C
Eduardo C

Super Reviewer

Ultimately disappointing vampire story, whose only saving grace is Carol Borland, who really spooked me in her role as the female vampire.

Cindy I
Cindy I

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