Set on the Greek island of Hydra, this intriguing but problem-plagued production features Mower as an Oxford don seduced into a pagan cult by a beautiful Greek woman, Hassall. The pagans worship Satan, indulge in black magic, and include a form of vampirism among their sexual rites. When
Mower's fiancee, Hinde, goes to the embassy for help, retired army major Macnee agrees to look into the case and finds that a whole group of Oxford dons are members of the pagan sect. Reportedly a faithful adaptation of the novel Doctors Wear Scarlet
by Simon Raven, this film, much like George
Romero's MARTIN (1977), posits vampirism as a psychosexual illness, rather than a ...