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The Rape of the Vampire (1968)

Le viol du vampire (original title)
After a psychoanalyst unsuccessfully tries to convince four sisters that they are not 200 year old vampires, the Queen of the Vampires promulgates the cause of the Undead.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Solange Pradel ...
Brigitte
Bernard Letrou ...
Thomas
Ariane Sapriel
Eric Yan
Jacqueline Sieger ...
Queen of the Vampires
Catherine Deville
Ursule Pauly
Nicole Romain
Marquis Polho
Don Burhans
Philippe Druillet
Jean Aron
Mei Chen Chalais ...
(as Mei Chen)
Edith Ponceau-Lardie
Jean-Denis Bonan
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This low budget first film from director Jean Rollin is in reality two very loosely-connected, surreally erotic shorts about vampirism. In the first, three Parisians including a psychoanalyst try to convince four neurotic sisters living in a decaying country chateau that their belief that they are 200 year old vampires is false. The alluring young women are influenced and controlled by a enigmatic disembodied voice which turns out to be the an aging, aristocratic lord of the manor, whose motives are unclear but clearly perverse. Local rustics unite to hunt down and kill the sanguine siblings. In the second, the Queen of the Vampires and her acolytes arrive on the scene, resurrect the dead, and promulgate the cause of the Undead while a medical researcher works to find an antidote to vampirism. Written by duke1029

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27 May 1968 (France)  »

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Queen of the Vampires  »

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FRF 200,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Because of the events of May 1968 in Paris, French distributors, fearing for the box office, decided to freeze their activities until it went back to normal. As a result, no other new feature was released during that period apart from this one. Consequently, by lack of competitors, it became the most successful film of the month in France. See more »

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Queen of the Vampires: And if you are lying, be afraid. Be afraid!
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Featured in La nuit des horloges (2007) See more »

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An atmospheric horror classic, but decidedly not for all tastes.

A psychoanalyst and his wife go to a château in the country, which is inhabited by four vampire sisters. Rollin's first feature is distinguished by good photography and score, which manage to overcome the bizarreness of the plot and the deliberate pacing. An atmospheric horror classic, but decidedly not for all tastes.


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