|A moderate horror in the style of a late '60s Hammer horror.
Set in Paris, the Theatre du Mort is an odd acting company: it specializes in recreating gruesome murders and grisly horrors live on stage.
The Theatre's manager, Philippe Darvas (Lee), is an equally bizarre fellow: a dark, brooding man who exercises a hypnotic sway over the young ladies in his troupe.
Darvas is working on the Theatre's next production - a play about vampires - while suddenly people begin to be found murdered...with puncture marks present on their necks.
Could there be a connection between the murders in the city, and Darvas' eccentric acting company?
Based on the real Theatre du Grand Guignol, this middling horror has some modest atmosphere - and the presence of Lee - to recommend it.
But ultimately, it's an average, rather grey affair that fails to distinguish itself.
Also known as Blood Fiend.