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They desired her body... She craved their blood. See more »
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Sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid, but pretty wife, Susan accept the invitation of mysterious... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Female Vampire Stalks Her Next Victims. Shivery, stylish trash, See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Blodgett ... Lee Ritter

Sherry Miles ... Susan Ritter

Celeste Yarnall ... Diane LeFanu
Gene Shane ... Carl Stoker
Jerry Daniels ... Juan
Sandy Ward ... Amos
Paul Prokop ... Cliff
Chris Woodley ... Cliff's girl

Robert Tessier ... Biker (as Bob Tessier)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Shines ... Bluesman (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephanie Rothman 
 
Writing credits
Maurice Jules (written by) and
Charles S. Swartz (written by) &
Stephanie Rothman (written by)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Charles S. Swartz .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Lacambre  (as Daniel LaCambre)
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Judson 
Barry Simon 
 
Art Direction by
Teddi Peterson 
 
Costume Design by
Keith Hodges 
 
Makeup Department
Rafaelle Patterson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael D. Castle .... assistant production manager (as Mike Castle)
Marty Katz .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marty Katz .... assistant director
Mike Levine .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bob McCord .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Shore .... key grip (as Mike Shore)
Gilbert Thevenaz .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Dale Beldin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Roger Dollarhide .... music producer
Clancy B. Grass III .... music producer
 
Other crew
Peter Fain .... production associate
Don Record .... title designer
Judy Redlin .... script supervisor
 
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80 min
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Celeste Yarnall did her own make-up. Moreover, Yarnall wore her own sweater and bell bottom pants in the mine shaft sequence.See more »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Female Vampire Stalks Her Next Victims. Shivery, stylish trash,, 6 October 2002
Author: sdiner82 (sdiner82@aol.com) from New York City, USA

With the Womens Lib movement in full dudgeon in the early 1970s, a few horror movies reflected this revolutionary turn-of-events with varying degrees of success. By far the best was the ravishing Dutch thriller "Daughters of Darkness," with Delphine Seyrig's hypnotic portrayal of a bisexual, blood-thirsty modern-day vampire. But the little-known American trailblazer, Stephanie Rothman's "The Velvet Vampire," should not be overlooked. "B" actress Celeste Yarnall acquits herself beautifully as an enigmatic young temptress who lures a pair of blond, beautiful newlyweds (Michael Blodgett, from the unforgettable "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"; and Sherry Miles, an embarrassing actress but a certifiable voluptuary) to her isolated abode in the Mojave desert, where she plans to have her way with them. Or does she? "The Velvet Vampire" runs hot and cold--at once a camp hoot, then suddenly a disturbingly erotic example of a perhaps dubious genre. But it casts a unique spell of its own, thanks to Ms. Rothman's artfully detached direction, and the audacious performances of the three leads. Truely "a guilty pleasure" for fans of it's (perhaps) dubious genre, and a haunting oddity worth checking out.

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