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La novia ensangrentada
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April 1974 (USA) See more »
The revenge of a young bride on her wedding night! See more »
A young husband's sexual fantasies frighten his new wife and cause her to seek advice from Carmilla... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Simón Andreu ... Husband
Maribel Martín ... Susan
Alexandra Bastedo ... Mircalla Karstein
Dean Selmier ... Doctor
Ángel Lombarte ... Carol's father
Montserrat Julió ... Carol's mother
Maria-Rosa Rodriguez ... Carol (as Rosa Rodriguez)

Directed by
Vicente Aranda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vicente Aranda 
Sheridan Le Fanu  novel "Carmila"
Matthew Lewis  story

Produced by
Jaime Fernández-Cid .... producer
José López Moreno .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Antonio Pérez Olea 
Cinematography by
Fernando Arribas 
Film Editing by
Pablo G. del Amo 
Set Decoration by
Juan Alberto Soler 
Makeup Department
Cristóbal Criado .... makeup artist
Luis Criado .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Salvador Casado .... production manager
José López Moreno .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlos Durán .... assistant director
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... sound effects
Jesús Ocaña .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Antonio Molina .... special effects
Other crew
Nieves Aguado .... script girl
José López Moreno .... general production director
Juan Alberto Soler .... general manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"La novia ensangrentada" - Spain (original title)
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100 min | USA:82 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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The Anchor Bay release of the film is in English, also dubbed in English to clean up the Spanish accents of the actors attempting English throughout. It is not likely that a Spanish language version of this film exists.See more »
Continuity: Susan draws a portrait of Mircalla Karstein, on which Susan's husband doodles in the upper right-hand corner. Later, when Susan looks at the drawing, her husband's doodling is missing.See more »
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Vampires and feminism, 29 March 2010
Author: matheusmarchetti from Brazil

"The Blood Spattered Bride" is another adaptation of Sheridan LaFanu's classic tale of lesbian vampires, and it's quite good. While it's certainly not on pair with Roger Vadim's beautiful "Blood and Roses" or Carl Theodore Dreyer's "Vampyr" for that matter, mainly because it hasn't aged too well in comparison to the previous two, but it's a very bizarre and unique vampire movie in it's own right. The film is skillfully directed by Vicente Aranda, who, aside from creating a brooding Gothic atmosphere from the opening to the gory ending, also crafts a surprisingly intelligent script, that takes the basic old premise under a totally different perspective. The story here is basically set up as metaphor for women striking against men, and at times, it actually feels like "I Spit on Your Grave" with vampires. It also explores the themes of repressed sexuality, and how the supernatural aspects are merely hallucinations caused by the protagonist's sexual frustration, a theme which was also explored in "Blood and Roses". Fernando Arriba's gorgeous cinematography gives the film a touch of class, as well as creating a dreamlike, otherworldly tone. Overall, a very interesting and often disturbing piece of the 'lesbian vampire' sub-genre. I highly recommend this to fans of Jean Rollin, as it has a similar style to that of the director, and is about just as good as anything he has ever done. 7/10

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