The Vampire of Düsseldorf

The Vampire of Düsseldorf (French: Le Vampire de Düsseldorf is a 1965 thriller film directed by Robert Hossein. It was joint production between Spain, France and Italy. The film was based on the life and crimes of German serial killer Peter Kürten.

The Vampire of Düsseldorf
Directed byRobert Hossein
Screenplay by
Produced by
CinematographyAlain Levent[5]
Edited byMarie-Sophie Dubus[4]
Music byAndré Hossein[5]
  • Rome-Paris Films
  • Producciónes Benito Perojo
  • Mega Film[5]
Distributed by
  • Panta Cinematografica (Italy)[4]
Release dates
  • 7 April 1965 (1965-04-07) (France)[1]
  • 25 February 1966 (1966-02-25) (Spain)[2]
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy[1]


The Vampire of Düsseldorf was shot between September 28, 1964, and December 10, 1964.[5]


Seeing the film at a preview screening in Paris, "Mosk." of Variety stated that Hossein had "wisely not tried to emulate M and that "Hossein obviously has seen and assimilated many of these pix and does not imitate but takes the ideas and aspects of the times. But this only a moderate suspense item, which may be an okay play-off item on its theme, with arty chances broad chancey."[3]


  1. ^ a b "The Secret Killer". Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  2. ^ "Asesino de Dusseldorff, El" (in Spanish). The Spanish Film Catalogue. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Mosk. 1983.
  4. ^ a b c "Le vampire de Düsseldorf [La belva di Dusseldorf] (1965)" (in Italian). Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d "Le Vampire de Düsseldorf (1964) Robert Hossein" (in French). Retrieved May 11, 2020.


  • Mosk. (1983). Variety's Film Reviews 1964-1967. Vol. 11. R. R. Bowker. There are no page numbers in this book. This entry is found under the header "March 24, 1965". ISBN 0-8352-2790-1.

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