Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another cancer cure worse than the disease....

Atom Age Vampire (1960)
Starring: Alberto Lupo and Susan Loret
Director: Anton Giulio Majano
Rating: Three of Ten Stars

Professor Levin (Lupo) has developed a treatment that temporarily cures cancer and regenerates cells to remove scar tissues and other disfigurements. Unfortunately, the effect of the professor's treatment is very short-term, and he has not yet found a way to quickly make more of his wonder-drug. So, in order to keep a one-time horribly disfigured ex-dancer (Loret) whom he helped from reverting to her former state, he drinks another of his inventions and turns into a hideous, super-strong killer and runs around ripping glands out of young women and impanting them in the stripper as a stop-gap measure.

I'm not sure where the vampires enter into "Atom Age Vampire" as this weak Italian mad scientist movie is more of a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" tale... just it's Dr. Hyde and Mr. Hyde, as Levin is a pretty repulsive character even before he starts downing the Mad Science Potion.

This movie is a nice addition to a Bad Movie Night line-up, but otherwise isn't really worth your time.