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La comtesse noire
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Female Vampire (1973) More at IMDbPro »La comtesse noire (original title)

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Female Vampire -- Lina Romay (filmmaker Jess Franco's wife) stars as the mysterious Countess Irina Karlstein, a beautiful vampiress who feeds on victims at their moments of sexual climax. Because she destroys those whose essence she consumes, Irina is doomed to a life of solitude, wandering through the Western Coast of Europe in a dreamlike state.

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Director:
Writers:
Jesús Franco
Josyane Gibert (dialogue) (French version)
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Release Date:
7 May 1975 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Maailman Kuulu Shokki!
Plot:
A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Lina Romay is the female vampire! See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Lina Romay ... Countess Irina Karlstein
Jack Taylor ... Baron Von Rathony
Alice Arno ... Princess de Rochefort's Servant
Monica Swinn ... Princess de Rochefort (as Monica Swin)

Jesús Franco ... Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)
Luis Barboo ... Irina's Manservant
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ... Dr. Orloff
Raymond Hardy ... Hotel Masseur
Anna Watican ... Anna, a journalist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gilda Arancio ... Victim in the wall (uncredited)
Roger Germanes ... Irina's first victim (uncredited)
Ricardo Vázquez ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as J.P. Johnson)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gérard Brisseau  writer
Jesús Franco  (as J.P. Johnson)
Josyane Gibert  dialogue (French version) (as P. Belair)

Produced by
Marius Lesoeur .... producer
Pierre Quérut .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Jesús Franco  (as Joan Vincent)
 
Film Editing by
Jesús Franco  (as P. Querut)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raymond Hardy .... still photographer (as Ramon Ardid)
 

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Also Known As:
"La comtesse noire" - France (original title)
"Erotic Kill" - USA
"Erotikill" - USA (video title)
"Lustful Vampires in Sperm Frenzy" - International (English title) (racier version)
"The Bare-Breasted Countess" - USA (cut version)
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Runtime:
82 min | Argentina:80 min | Germany:105 min | USA:72 min | 104 min (unrated version)
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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV)See more »

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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Lina Romay is the female vampire!, 1 October 2003

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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