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Directed byPere Portabella
Written byJoan Brossa
Pere Portabella
Produced byPere Portabella
StarringChristopher Lee
Herbert Lom
Soledad Miranda
Jack Taylor
CinematographyManel Esteban
Edited byMiguel Bonastre
Music byCarles Santos
Films 59
Distributed byRonin Films
Release date
Running time
75 minutes

Vampir-Cuadecuc is a 1970 Spanish experimental feature film written, produced, and directed by Pere Portabella. It stars Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda, and Jack Taylor. The film tells an abbreviated version of the Dracula story using behind-the-scenes footage from the Jesús Franco film Count Dracula.


The film tells the story of Dracula using behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film Count Dracula, complete with scenes of the cast and crew working on the film in between takes. The film also shows how the special effects and sets of the film were designed, often splicing these moments with footage of the actors. With the exception of the final scene, which features Christopher Lee explaining the end of the novel, the film is mostly silent, with sparse music and sound effects sparingly used.



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J. Hoberman of The New York Times praised the film, calling it "ghostly" and "among the most highly regarded avant-garde films of the past half century".[1] James Evans of Starburst Magazine gave it seven out of ten stars, commending the cinematography, and soundtrack.[2]


  1. ^ Hoberman, J. (December 22, 2017). "Elusive Vampire Film Steps Out of the Shadows". The New York Times. Retrieved December 16, 2020 – via
  2. ^ Evans, James (October 10, 2017). "VAMPIR CUADECUC (1971)". STARBURST Magazine. Retrieved December 16, 2020.