The Vampire and the Ballerina (1960)
aka L’amante del vampiro
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy | Director: Renato Polselli
Language: Italian or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 87mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1800×1080 – 23.976fps – 1.81gb

A group of sultry Italian ballerinas is terrorized by the vampire and his countess Lucia in an old and dusty castle. “The Vampire and the Ballerina” is arguably the first Italian horror movie of early 60’s. Mario Bava’s immortal “Black Sunday” went into production three months later.

The film is worth seeing for its vintage B&W atmosphere, a subtly erotic elements and glorious Gothic mood. All the ladies are strikingly beautiful and there is some tame bloodsucking action. Actually one of the dancers is a very young Femi Benussi.

“The Vampire and the Ballerina” was shot in Piccolomini castle built in 1470 on the remains of a previous fortified structure and now surrounded by a wonderful green park. If you are a fan of Italian horror watch this stylish mood piece as soon as possible.


The Vampire and the Ballerina (1960)