Upír z Feratu

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Upír z Feratu
Theatrical release poster
Czech languageUpír z Feratu
Directed byJuraj Herz
Written byJan Fleischer
Juraj Herz
Story byJosef Nesvadba
Based onUpír po dvaceti letech
by Josef Nesvadba
CinematographyRichard Valenta
Edited byJaromír Janácek
Music byPetr Hapka
Distributed byCinefear
Release dates
  • 1 May 1982 (1982-05-01) (Czechoslovakia)
Running time
90 minutes

Upír z Feratu, also known as Ferat Vampire is a 1982 Czechoslovak horror film directed by Juraj Herz. The name is a pun on Upír Nosferatu, or Nosferatu the Vampire.



Doctor Marek (Jiří Menzel) is shocked when his beloved nurse, Mima (Dagmar Veškrnová), signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat to work as a rally-driver. Rumors abound that the Ferat sports car runs not on petrol, but on human blood.




Škoda 110 Super Sport "Ferat"

The Ferat rally car used in the film was, in fact, a prototype for an unrealized sports model Škoda 110 Super Sport produced by Škoda Auto, now generally referred to as the Škoda Super Sport 'Ferat Vampir RSR' in homage to the film. This car white coloured also play a small role in Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea.

See also

  • Blood Car, another film about a car that uses blood for fuel
  • Road Kill, a film about a road train that uses a pulp made by grinding human bodies for fuel
  • Blood Drive, a TV series centered on a road race with cars that use blood for fuel