Directed by: Alfredo Rizzo
Actors: Femi Benussi, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Krista Nell
Also known as: La sanguisuga conduce la danza, The Mark of Satan, The Leaches Lead the Dance, Danza macabra, L’insatiable Samantha, La marque de Satan, La sangsue, O Drakoulas tou kastrou, O vrykolakas sernei to horo, Il marchio di Satana, The Bloodsucker Leads the Dance, The Passion of Evelyn, The Bloodsucker Leads the Dance
Description: La Sanguisuga Conduce la Danza, or The Bloodsucker Leads the Dance as I believe is it’s common English title, is set on ‘Ireland’ in ‘1902’ where the mysterious Count Richard Marnack (Giacomo Rossi-Stuart) invites soon-to-be out of work theatre actress Evelyn (Patrizia Webley as Patrizia De Rossi) & three more of her fellow soon-to-be out of work actress friends Cora (Krista Nell), Penny (Lidia Olizzi) & Rosalind (Marzia Damon as Caterina Chiani) to his castle situated on a small island just off the coast. At first Evelyn is reluctant but is persuaded when it is agreed stage hand Samuel (Leo Valeriano) goes along as well. Once there Count Marnack tells his guests that his Father & Grandfather both cut the heads off their cheating wives using a ceremonial knife & there’s a feeling of unease when it turns out that Evelyn looks EXACTLY the same as the current Count’s wife who ran away not too long ago… Along with having to worry about weirdo servants it turns out that someone wants to use the knife themselves to chop a few heads off… Starring Femi Benussi, who also played in Strip Nude For Your Killer movie
Review: Given the island, the castle on the island, in the castle of the count, four of his guest from the local theatre troupe, their Manager, two maids, gardener and housekeeper, behind the Windows of the castle terrible storm. All conditions for a classic Victorian detective met, now just have to wait and see how the number of «little Indians» begins to decrease rapidly, incidentally starting to unravel the puzzle in an attempt to determine a mysterious assassin. Little, however, be confused by the title: «Bloodsucker is leading the dance» involuntarily you are expecting a vampire. The count, again… In moderation mysterious and enigmatic, wife mysteriously disappeared, curse generic – all prerequisites for good old Gothic horror are also present.