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John Elder

John Elder



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Writer (feature film)

Ghoul, The (1975) as Screenwriter
Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his savage tastes in India during his father's missionary work there. Cushing fears that his son will escape to prey upon the effete guests at his rural English estate during a cross-country auto race.
The Scars of Dracula (1970) as Screenwriter
Investigating his brother''''s murder leads a man to Castle Dracula.
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) as Screenwriter
Count Dracula takes revenge on the businessmen who killed his faithful servant.
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969) as Screenwriter
Dracula goes after the niece of the monsignor who destroyed his castle.
The Mummy's Shroud (1967) as Original Story
The words on an Egyptian prince''''s burial shroud revive a vengeful mummy.
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) as Orig scr
Baron Frankenstein puts a wrongly executed man's brain into a beautiful woman's body.
The Reptile (1966) as Screenwriter
Indian snake worshippers turn an explorer's daughter into a hideous monster.
Dracula--Prince of Darkness (1966) as Based on an idea by
Four travelers unwittingly revive the bloodsucking count.
Rasputin--The Mad Monk (1966) as Screenwriter
A Russian monk claiming healing powers insinuates himself into Russia's royal family.
The Plague of the Zombies (1966) as Screenwriter
A small town noble uses zombies to work his tin mine and kill his enemies.
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) as Story-scr
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and 'punish' the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople.
The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) as Screenwriter
Gerald and Marianne Harcourt are traveling by car when the car breaks down and they have to spend a few days in a small, remote village. It doesn't take long before they are invited to Dr. Ravna's castle. Without their knowledge, Dr. Ravna is the leader of a vampire cult, and he has become astonished by Marianne's beauty...
The Phantom of the Opera (1962) as Screenwriter
Retelling of the story of a new opera disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show''''s past who has an obsession with a chorus girl.
Night Creatures (1962) as Screenwriter
In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain Collier (Patrick Allen) and his crew to check it out. As the Captain gets into his investigation, mysterious swamp phantoms cloud up the real issue which seems plain enough to see. Captain Collier suspects that the odd village vicar (Peter Cushing) might be hiding something, and what better way to do that than by fortuitous ghosts to scare away the curious, or by posing as someone he is not?
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) as Screenwriter
The story of a young man in Spain who faces the challenges of becoming a werewolf.

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