Creature with the Blue Hand

Creature with the Blue Hand (German: Die blaue Hand) is a West German horror film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Harald Leipnitz, Klaus Kinski and Ilse Steppat.[1] It is based on the 1925 novel The Blue Hand by Edgar Wallace and was part of a long-running series of adaptations made by Rialto Film. The film's plot involves the police tracking a killer known as the Blue Hand.

Creature with the Blue Hand
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlfred Vohrer[1]
Produced byHorst Wendlandt[1]
Screenplay byHerbert Reinecker[1]
Based onThe Blue Hand
by Edgar Wallace[1]
Music byMartin Böttcher[1]
CinematographyErnst W. Kalinke[1]
Edited byJutta Hering[1]
Distributed byConstantin Film [1]
Release date
  • 28 April 1967 (1967-04-28)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryWest Germany[1]

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Kutz and Wilhelm Vorwerg.



Creature with the Blue Hand was released in 1967.[2] The film was bought by New World Pictures and issued on a double bill in the United States with Beast of the Yellow Night.[3] The film was later re-edited in 1987 with new gore inserts by producer Sam Sherman and released to home video as The Bloody Dead.[2]


  1. "Die blaue Hand". Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  2. Pitts, Michael R. (2004). Famous Movie Detectives III. Scarecrow Press. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-8108-3690-7.
  3. Koetting, Christopher T (2009). Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures. Hemlock Books. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-9557774-1-7.


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
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