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Female Vampire (1975)

La comtesse noire (original title)
A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom.

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(as J.P. Johnson)

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(as J.P. Johnson), (dialogue) (as P. Belair)
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Jack Taylor ...
Baron Von Rathony
Alice Arno ...
Princess de Rochefort's Servant
Monica Swinn ...
Princess de Rochefort (as Monica Swin)
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Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)
Luis Barboo ...
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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Taglines:

Maailman Kuulu Shokki!

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Horror

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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

The tagline "Maailman Kuulu Shokki!" translates from the Finnish as "The world-famous Shock!" See more »

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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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Enjoyable vampire eye-candy
8 February 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Many of Jess Franco's movies are slim on plot, and strong on atmosphere. 'Female Vampire' is a typical example. The story can be summarized in two lines, and the climax is actually revealed on the back of the Redemption version video case, so there's no mystery or suspense in this movie. What there is though is the gorgeous Lina Romay naked throughout. She may not be much of an actress (and her character is mute, so there is no dialogue), but she is beautiful, and makes one of the hottest screen vampires ever. The sight of her walking through the mist wearing nothing but a cape and a belt will stay with you for a long time! Judging this movie is difficult. As a horror movie it fails, but as a voyeuristic treat it certainly succeeds! Not Franco's best by a long shot, especially as large chunks of it are out of focus(!), but highly recommended 1970s sexploitation nevertheless.


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