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The Velvet Vampire (1971)

 -  Horror  -  13 October 1971 (USA)
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Sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid, but pretty wife, Susan accept the invitation of mysterious vixen Diane LeFanu to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Michael Blodgett ...
Lee Ritter
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Susan Ritter
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Diane LeFanu
Gene Shane ...
Carl Stoker
Jerry Daniels ...
Juan
Sandy Ward ...
Amos
Paul Prokop ...
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Chris Woodley ...
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Sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid, but pretty wife, Susan accept the invitation of mysterious vixen Diane LeFanu to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when the couple, unaware at first that Diane is in reality a centuries-old vampire, realize that they are both objects of the pale temptress' seductions. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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They desired her body... She craved their blood. See more »

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13 October 1971 (USA)  »

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Through the Looking Glass  »

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Celeste Yarnall dyed her hair to become a brunette for the role of Diane LeFanu. See more »


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Evil Hearted Woman
Written by Johnny Shines (as Johny Shines)
Performed by Johnny Shines (as Johny Shines)
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Mostly nostalgic...
6 April 2008 | by (W Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is an interesting, rare take on vampirism from a female perspective. In most movies of this genre, the women are merely adjuncts to the male lead. I (accidentally) saw this as a kid, at a drive-in double-feature in the 70's, and have ALWAYS remembered specific scenes. I hadn't seen it since until recently, in 2008. Of course, nothing is as good as you remember. My younger friend who watched the DVD with me wasn't impressed with it. I guess this'll be forgotten like so many other films - regardless of the hard work that went in to producing them. The Cheezy Films DVD has a couple of good trailers for bad films - exactly what Tarentino was paying homage to in Grindhouse.


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