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The Shiver of the Vampires -- When a honeymooning couple visit the crumbling estate of the bride's ancestors, they discover her closet is filled with more than skeletons: a sinister lesbian vampire, a pair of nubile handmaidens, and two vampire hunters who have been recruited into the ranks of the undead.
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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. | Full synopsis »
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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Jacques Renon ... The Last Man in the Cemetery (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Rollin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Monique Natan 
Jean Rollin 

Produced by
Jean Rollin .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Jean-Jacques Renon 
Film Editing by
Olivier Grégoire 
Art Direction by
Michel Delesalles 
Makeup Department
Eric Pierre .... makeup artist
Production Management
Robert Picard .... production manager
Sound Department
Jean-Paul Loublier .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Bouchereau .... key grip
Etienne Jourdan .... chief electrician
Renan Pollès .... camera operator
Jacques Prayer .... still photographer
Jacques Richard .... chief electrician
Editorial Department
Catherine Horvath .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jean-Noël Delamarre .... production assistant (as Jean-Noel Delamarre)
Natalie Perrey .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le frisson des vampires" - France (original title)
"Strange Things Happen at Night" - USA
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France:95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Filmed in 1970.See more »
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Featured in Lips of Blood (1975)See more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Nothing in cinema like it., 7 June 2000
Author: zuleika dobson ( from oxford, england

Unforgettable Rollin extravaganza, daring to go for effects other directors would dismiss as cheesy, and pulling them off. On one level, it seems pure exploitation, with its somnolent virgins and lesbian vampires; but it is the prospective male viewer that the film targets - his representative on screen is reduced to an impotent observer, finally breaking down into helpless madness. Rollin's style is as delirious as ever, fantastic French Gothic sets, seeping red filter, dreamlike pace, bewilderingly inventive soundtrack, resonant set-pieces and unmissably pretentious dialogue. It's easier to follow than THE RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE.

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