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Case of the Full Moon Murders (1973)

 |  Comedy, Horror  |  1974 (UK)
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Is Emma a voyeur vampire who can turn into a bat? Apparently, and she leaves many smiling faces on her victims after going down on them during a full moon. When they're not having sex with ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Sheila Stuart ...
Jed Ziegler ...
Ice Cream Vender
Cathy Walker ...
Kenny Abston ...
Geoffrey Knowles ...
Victoria Holloway ...
Fred J. Lincoln ...
Joe (as Fred Lincoln)
Frank (as Ron Browne)
Sally Ziegler ...
Joe's Mother
Ann Marshall ...
Jean Jennings ...
Strip Poker Girl
Debbie Craven ...
Strip Poker Girl
Harold Robinson ...
Couple Watching T.V.
Christine Robinson ...
Couple Watching T.V.


Is Emma a voyeur vampire who can turn into a bat? Apparently, and she leaves many smiling faces on her victims after going down on them during a full moon. When they're not having sex with their suspects, two cops investigate the murders. Written by MG

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1974 (UK)  »

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Case of the Smiling Stiffs  »

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When the financing ran out on the film co-director Sean S. Cunningham had to complete the project on his own without co-director Brud Talbot. See more »

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70's porn flick without (most of) the porn
26 April 2011 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

I've been wanting to see this for some time now because it is the X-rated movie Sean "Friday the 13th" Cunningham, future director Steve Miner, and an uncredited Wes Craven made right after "Last House on the Left". Supposedly, this was once a full-blown (pardon the pun there) hardcore feature, but the only existing version is a nudie/softcore one that only comes anywhere near hardcore sex in one scene near the end where Harry Reems chases the female vampire villainess around naked and tries to "stake" her with his giant, but probably fake, painted erection.

The plot involves a number of males that are found dead with big smiles on their faces (thus the alternate title "Case of the Smiling Stiffs"). The responsible party is a female vampire who does all her sucking below the belt. This same idea was handled somewhat better and certainly more seriously by Jesus Franco in "Female Vampire", and the death-by-sex angle was also used in the exploitation classic "Invasion of the Bee Girls"and the superior XXX "Jaws" parody "Gums". This movie is rarely funny, but it's not without its charms as a very low-rent, Miami-lensed "Dragnet" parody.

Interestingly, the two most recognizable 70's porn actors here are both males. Harry Reems plays a horny reporter (who has all his sex scenes off-screen), and Fred Lincoln (who had a "straight" role as one of the creeps in "Last House on the Left") plays one of the investigating officers and provides the "Joe Friday" narration. The two female roommates (Sheila Stuart, Cathy Walker ) who play the main suspects are both attractive, but had no subsequent porn (or legitimate) careers to my knowledge. There is one FUTURE porn starlet who has a cameo role here (and if she had an explicit part in the original XXX version that might explain its MIA status). I'm sure I'm in a minority, but I actually prefer 70's porn flicks WITHOUT the generally unappetizing hardcore porn scenes, so I kinda liked this.

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