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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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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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French hippie horror art film
29 March 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Jean Rollin's early films are an acquired taste with their accent on mood and atmosphere over linear plot structure. This film is the best of his early output, right up there with LES RAISINS DE LA MORT. It's got a prog-rock music score, long-haired hippie vampires, old cemeteries and castles lit in bright shades of red, blue and green. Rollin's first feature was like a pretentious student film. His second feature added a little science fiction to the vampire mythos. But it's here that all the ingredients came together in just the right way. I still find myself falling asleep during the nonsensical dialog scenes or long takes but am always riveted back to the screen by the next striking scene to come.


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