Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Trailer: 1966 space vampire film Queen of Blood

Here’s the trailer for the freaky science fiction/ horror film Queen of Blood (1966), starring John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Judi Meredith, Dennis Hopper, and Florence Marly as Velena, the queen of blood. Set in the year 1990, the plot revolves around a team of astronauts who venture to Mars to aid an alien space ship that crashed there. After finding a wreck on the Red Planet, the astronauts rescue a comatose alien woman in an escape pod on the nearby Martian moon of Phobos. Unfortunately, the astronauts discover on the return voyage back to Earth that the green-skinned lady has a few vampire-like qualities.

Forrest J Ackerman even makes an appearance in the film!


Anonymous said...

To make "Queen of Blood" Roger Corman uses a russian scifi movie "Meshte Nastreshu" (1963)

Crotchety Old Fan said...

the entire film is viewable online:
Thanks for reminding me to add this one to the collection!

Republibot 3.0 said...

I'd forgotten about this movie, but I loved it as a kid. The story was stupid, but a lot of the special effects were pretty eye-popping, and, as anonymous said, they were pretty much lifted entirely from a Soviet SF film.

Yeah, we'll definitely be reviewing this one on Republibot soon! Thanks for reminding me of it!

JD said...

This would be a good film to see at the Alamo Drafthouse ;)

Paul said...

Thanks to all for the comments.

Speaking of the Alamo Drafthouse, the cover art for the DVD of "Queen of Blood" looks a little like the reimagined movie posters that were being sold through the Alamo a few months ago.

Also, there was a paperback book titled "Queen of Blood," which seems to have been published around the same time the film was released.