MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 25,561 this week

Female Vampire (1973)
"La comtesse noire" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  7 May 1975 (France)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 1,063 users  
Reviews: 42 user | 46 critic

A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom.

Director:

(as J.P. Johnson)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2487 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 220 titles
created 16 Jun 2012
 
a list of 917 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 144 titles
created 23 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Female Vampire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Female Vampire (1973)

Female Vampire (1973) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Female Vampire.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Two exotic dancers embark on a erotic friendship which takes a turn when one of them begins having recurring nightmares of her killing people in which the line between realty and fantasy begins to blur to the most extreme.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Diana Lorys, Paul Muller, Jack Taylor
Horror | Adult
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A sailor takes an American businessman and his girlfriend to an island where the businessman wants to build a resort. Soon a weird voodoo couple show up and warn them of bad things that are... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Laura Gemser, George Eastman, Dirce Funari
Adult | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Miss Jones is tired of her life and commits suicide. She comes to a place where its decided if she will end up in Heaven or Hell. Because of her suicide she should go to Hell but she has ... See full summary »

Director: Gerard Damiano
Stars: Harry Reems, Georgina Spelvin, John Clemens
Cecilia (1983)
Adult | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Cecila is raped. She goes home and has sex with her husband. She confesses to him that she had enjoyed the rape and it had aroused her to have sex with him after a long period of marital ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Mathot, Jesús Franco
Stars: Muriel Montossé, Antonio Mayans, Antonio de Cabo
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alicia Príncipe, Carmen Carrión, Daniel Katz
Adult
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A prostitute tries to explain why she's involved in an S&M relationship with a hippie poet.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alice Arno, Lina Romay, Gilda Arancio
Shining Sex (1977)
Adult | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Evelyne Scott, Monica Swinn
Adult | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A lonely aristocrat Miss Gray has a twin sister who's in an asylum. They share a strange bond. Miss Gray is rational but frigid while her sister is insane yet feels sexual pleasure for both... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Monica Swinn, Raymond Hardy
Sexorcismes (1975)
Adult
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The hardcore XXX version of L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975) and El sádico de Notre-Dame (1979).

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Jesús Franco, Lina Romay
Crime | Adult
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Veronica Seeton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Countess Irina Karlstein
Jack Taylor ...
Baron Von Rathony
Alice Arno ...
Princess de Rochefort's Servant
Monica Swinn ...
Princess de Rochefort (as Monica Swin)
...
Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)
Luis Barboo ...
Irina's Manservant
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ...
Dr. Orloff
Raymond Hardy ...
Hotel Masseur
Anna Watican ...
Anna, a journalist
Edit

Storyline

In the Madeira Island, the mute Countess Irina Karlstein is the last descendant of the evil Karlstein vampire family. She lives with her also mute servant and seems to be nymphomaniac, seeking for sex most of the time without satisfaction. Irina likes oral sex with men and women to suck off not only semen, but apparently also blood, killing her male and female lovers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Maailman Kuulu Shokki!

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

7 May 1975 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Erotic Kill  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film exists in many different versions, with different titles, additional and/or deleted footage and even with different credits, although the latter is largely due to variations of Jesús Franco's pseudonyms. The versions range from hardcore porn with little horror on the one extreme to plain horror with little sex on the other. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shot, Lina Romay literally walks into the camera, bumping her face on the lens. See more »

Quotes

Countess Irina Karlstein: [voiceover] I earnestly wish an end would come to this bloody race I am forced to run.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lifeforce (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Not Franco's finest, but fans of the Eurosleaze master may enjoy it
27 October 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

First off, those expecting a horror flick, look elsewhere. Even by the already loose standards of Jess Franco, this is purely a sex flick. If there wasn't the dialog to inform us the lead character is a vampire, there'd be no confusing this for a fright film. However, if you enjoy the stylish softcore erotica that came from Europe at the time or are a fan of Franco (and know somewhat what to expect from the man), you may enjoy "Female Vampire". It was independently financed by Franco, so its nowhere near as sleek as his best work (like "Vampyros Lesbos" and "Venus In Furs"). The camera-work is often out of focus (if occasionally gorgeous), the scenes tend to ramble on and the editing is often rather sloppy. Franco's pacing is even more slow than usual, which will turn off those looking for a lightning-paced horror film.

However, this is still reasonably watchable. For one, Lina Romay is absolutely gorgeous, and while she doesn't have much to work with script wise, she radiates with natural charisma. No wonder she became a cult favorite, as this was the film that catapulted her to legend status. If she wasn't in the film, it wouldn't be half as good. The other source of entertainment is the dialog and plot. Its dubbed and daffy, with plenty of unintentionally hilarious lines and explanations. Franco's performance is a real scene stealer, just as it was with "The Diabolical Dr. Z". Also, despite the rather shoddy quality that was absent from Franco's more polished features, the film still succeeds as erotica. "Female Vampire" won't appeal to all tastes, but if you know what you're in for (lots of sex, little horror), this isn't a bad choice. (6/10)


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
this is possibly my favourite film TheBucklandFirm
Blu Ray uclaomega
Discuss Female Vampire (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page