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Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

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(as Franco Manera)

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Countess Nadine Carody (as Susann Korda)
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Dr. Alwin Seward
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Dr. Steiner
Ewa Strömberg ...
Linda Westinghouse (as Ewa Stroemberg)
Heidrun Kussin ...
Agra
José Martínez Blanco ...
Morpho (as J. Martinez Blanco)
Michael Berling ...
Dr. Seward's Assistant
Andrea Montchal ...
Omar (as Viktor Feldmann)
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Memmet
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In Istanbul, the lawyer of Simpson & Simpson Linda Westinghouse has erotic dreams with a strange woman every night and her analyst Dr. Alwin Seward suggests her to find another lover. Linda is assigned to resolve an inheritance issue with the Hungarian Countess Nadine Oskudar that has inherited a real estate from Count Dracula. Linda leaves her boyfriend Omar in the Istanbul Hilton and travels to the Kadidados Island. While waiting for transportation in the continent, Linda is advised by a local that the island would be a place of death and insanity and she should not travel to there. However, she does not pay attention to the man and meets Countess Oskudar that is a lesbian vampire fascinated by Linda. The Countess drinks the blood of Linda and she has amnesia and is sent to a mental institution where Dr, Steiner, who is also a vampire expert, treats her and puts an advertisement in the newspapers. Omar finds Linda and Dr. Steiner teaches her how to kill a vampire. Linda has to be ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Psycho-Sexadelic Horror Freakout!

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Although he is credited as co-writer, Jaime Chávarri claims that he had no participation in the writing of the film's script. See more »

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The Citizen Kane of European exploitation
11 March 1999 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Jesus Franco's 1970 VAMPYROS LESBOS (inexplicably titled above "El Signo del vampiro") is the masterpiece of all Euro-exploitation genres. You can swoon over the Greenaway lighting in SUSPIRIA; you can thrill to the comic-book metaphysics of THE BEYOND; a few solitary freaks might smack their chops over CANNIBAL FEROX. But the Big Mama, the 2001 or INTOLERANCE of the litter, is Franco's fever-dreamy Z movie, a dusted-out collage of St. Tropez glamour, poisonous softcore sex, platter-party lounge music gone Satanic, and more crazy zooms than the entire body of martial-arts movies combined.

Franco has made more movies than probably any other living filmmaker, and there's something intuitive and inspired in each of them. But in none of his other works did he so perfectly combine what he learned, in his zonked-out way, from his masters (Resnais, Antonioni and especially Welles), and his own lurid, kick-addicted, grade-Z technique. This movie isn't just for B-movie weirdos; hardcore Tarkovsky fiends might find themselves after fifteen minute saying, "God...I kind of like this...what's happening to me?"


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