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The Shiver of the Vampires (1971)
"Le frisson des vampires" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  January 1978 (USA)
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A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

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Complete credited cast:
Sandra Julien ...
Isa
Jean-Marie Durand ...
Antoine
Jacques Robiolles ...
2nd vampire
Michel Delahaye ...
1st vampire
Marie-Pierre Castel ...
Maid (as Marie-Pierre)
Kuelan Herce ...
Maid
Nicole Nancel ...
Isabelle
Dominique ...
Isolde
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A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

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Strange Things Happen at Night  »

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Charlies to die for.
22 May 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of the "Twilight" series of supposed vampire films, you will want to stay away from this. Or, maybe you will want to see what a real vampire film is all about.

This is good work from Jean Rollin. It is a mixture of horror and art with some great surrealism thrown in. The long haired hippies add a nice contract to the Gothic settings. It may be Gothic, but it is painted with rich color and the rock music really applies.

It is non linear, which tends to upset some folks, ad it doesn't make sense inn some parts, but the link between vampirism and sex is well defined.

People pop out of the strangest places, and there is enough nudity to satisfy the most jaded.

You do have to feel for poor Antoine (Jean-Marie Durand). After all, he just gets married to Isa (Sandra Julien) and along comes a hot vampiress to steal her away.


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