Despite the misleading title and bad overdubbing, Atom Age Vampire (1960) still has some enjoyable qualities... mainly the honest campy aspects of the production, and the beautiful visage of Susanne Loret, the leading lady. Originally an Italian film, released in 1960, most viewers only know this overdubbed American version, released in 1963.
Susanne Loret plays an exotic dancer. Her boyfriend disapproves of her "so called profession" and breaks up with her. Distraught, she loses control and crashes her car on the way home from the club. She survives, but her once beautiful face is now riddled with incurable scars.
She is on the verge of suicide, when she is told of a doctor who has a new secret experimental procedure to reverse scarring.
She meets the doctor and consents to the treatment, but no one knows she is there as she was instructed not to inform anyone.
She is seemingly cured and beautiful again at first. But it becomes immediately apparent that she will require repeated treatments or else her face will return to it's hideous past appearance.
Meanwhile the doctor's assistant is falling in love with him.
And the doctor is falling in love with his patient.
After a while, the treatment serum is depleted and the doctor must obtain hormones from a living female host in order to keep the object of his infatuation lovely. In a strange twist, the doctor turns into a hideous beast at night. He scours around killing unsuspecting female victims in order to extract the elements he needs...
exotic dancers and hookers on the waterfront are his main targets...
and when it becomes apparent his love is unrequited, he turns on her...
Can this beast be stopped? Will the now lovely, restored maiden return to her previously scarred countenance?
Atom Age Vampire- movie trailer