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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)
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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)
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
French hippie horror art film, 29 March 2001
Author: eegah-3 ( from Minneapolis, MN

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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