Jonathan is a student working for a researcher into vampires. One day he is sent by this researcher on a scouting mission to the castle of a monstrous vampire. On his way to the castle, he encounters suppressed and terrified people who greet him by throwing stones at him instead of joining forces with him to rebel against the gruesome count and finish him off for good.
When Jonathan finally arrives at the castle, he finds not only dazed and confused local people imprisoned in its locked cells, where they are slowly wasting away as living blood stores, but also discovers that his own fiancée, Lena, has been kidnapped and is to be married to the bloodsucker.
Finally, a ball is organised, at which Jonathan is at first accepted as a guest. Disgusted by the depraved antics of the castle-dwellers, Jonathan sets about the task of liberating the incarcerated prisoners, a task in which he is unexpectedly supported by a few courageous peasants. The vampires flee screaming, pursued by several valiant men, and throw themselves in to the sea, where they gradually disintegrate.
(Source: the Hörzu film database)
Thomas: Arthur Brauss | Eleonore: Ilona Grübel | Josef: Hans-Dieter Jendreyko | Jonathan: Jürgen Jung | Earl: Paul Albert Krumm | Lenas Mutter: Ilse Künkele | Lena: Eleonore Schminke | Professor: Oskar von Schab sowie Hertha von Walter
Director and script: Hans W. Geißendörfer | Camera: Robby Müller | Horrorfilm | Germany 1969 | Production: Iduna-Film, Munich | 35 mm | b/w