Blood of the Vampire 1958
Blood of the Vampire is a 1958 British color horror film, produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman for Tempean Films, directed by Henry Cass, from a screenplay by Jimmy Sangster, that stars Donald Wolfit, Barbara Shelley, and Vincent Ball.
Many horror fans thought the feature was a Hammer Films production when it came out, due to its similar look and Sangster’s writer’s credit. The film’s U.S. release was in October 1958 as a double feature with Universal’s Monster on the Campus.
The film’s storyline, set in Transylvania, is about a scientist who uses the inmates of a prison for the criminally insane as sources for his gruesome blood-typing and -transfusion experiments that are keeping him alive.