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Slaughter of the Vampires (Italian: La strage dei vampiri) is a 1962 Italian horror film written and directed by Roberto Mauri. The film is set in 19th Century Austria where a newly wed couple of Wolfgang (Walter Brandi) and Louise (Graziella Granata) move in to a mysterious mansion. During a ball, Louise is bitten by the vampire baron of the mansion (Dieter Eppler).
The film was a low budget production, so much so that actor Dieter Eppler stated that many cast members were not paid for their work. The film was released in Italy where it grossed 36 million Italian lira. On its release in the United States it was titled Curse of the Blood Ghouls.