Not the usual "suave-monster-preys-on-helpless-damsel."
Not the old formula of the men riding in to rescue the maiden.
It’s the old myth with a new twist.
A beautiful young nobleman was bitten by bats four centuries ago, and is cursed with unending life.
He must drink the blood of virgins to survive; he injects heroin to soothe his misery.
His blood and body bring either death or everlasting life.
He vows to renounce his addictions to become human again.
He repairs to an English sanatorium on the North Sea.
He is unaware that the doctor in charge has two lovely virginal daughters and cabinets full of drugs.
Set in 1922, characters include a brilliant Hispanic orphan, her tango-obsessed sister and her fiancé, their alcoholic German tutor, their asylum-keeper father who operates on patients’ brains, a crazed patient with religious delusion, the trusty Cockney butler and orderly---and the illiterate, immigrant servant (and wise woman) who saves them all!