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Female Vampire (1975)

La comtesse noire (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 24 January 1975 (Belgium)
A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom.

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(as J.P. Johnson)

Writers:

(as J.P. Johnson), (dialogue) (as P. Belair)
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Cast

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

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Release Date:

24 January 1975 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Erotic Kill  »

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Lina Romay, Jesus Franco went into production on the film after winning the Christmas Lottery, shooting various pieces of footage before Eurocine came on board. 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.
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Lina Romay is the female vampire!
1 October 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Female Vampire (1973) follows a day in the life of a vampire named Irina (Lina Romay). Even though she's a mute, she doesn't need the spoken word to communicate how she feels. This film is sexual charged retelling of the vampire legend. Irina is a smoking hot vampire who swings both ways and has an unusual taste. If you want to see something extremely different then watch Female Vampire. I could tell you more but where's the fun in that!

Lina Romay has to be the sexy vampire to ever grace celluloid. Her presence is truly amazing. She has a beauty that is indescribable. I love this movie. I usually don't watch vampire movie (except the Hammer films, of course) but this one had me captivated from the beginning until the end. There's a funny part at the start of the film when Miss Romay bumps into the camera. I love this movie and I can see why Jesus Franco made her his "assistant" after this film. Afterwards the two became an unstoppable team. Even today they're still making films. Long live team Franco/Romay.

Highly recommended.


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