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Vampyres (1974)

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A lesbian vampire couple waylay and abduct various passer-byes, both male and female, to hold them captive at their rural manor in the English countryside in order to kill and feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marianne Morris ...
Fran
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Miriam (as Anulka)
Murray Brown ...
Ted
Brian Deacon ...
John
Sally Faulkner ...
Harriet
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Playboy
Karl Lanchbury ...
Rupert
Margaret Heald ...
Receptionist
Gerald Case ...
Estate Agent
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American Lady
Elliott Sullivan ...
American Man
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Douglas Jones ...
Manager
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Storyline

Fran and Miriam are a pair of beautiful vampires who get victims to pull over by hitchhiking. They proceed to bring them back to their house and drink their blood. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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They shared the pleasures of the flesh, and the horrors of the grave!

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January 1975 (USA)  »

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Daughters of Dracula  »

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The house is Oakley Court, used for exteriors in several Hammer films, and for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). It was later turned into a luxury hotel. See more »

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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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One of the highlights of the brief lesbian vampire subgenre
19 February 2008 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

"Vampyres" ranks with "Daughters of Darkness" and Jess Franco's "Vampiros Lesbos" as the finest lesbian vampire film, a subgenre that was briefly popular among exploitation filmmakers across Europe. Often, the makers would load on the art house pretensions and focus on beautiful naked women, opposed to any actual horror. Fortunately, "Vampyres" features both. Its a genuinely creepy and atmospheric tale of horror, with a large degree of tension and some genuine sympathy towards both the vacationing couple who fall victim and the title vampires themselves. Plus, this film really ups the erotic factor. Both of the lead actresses Marianne Morris and Anulka Dziubinska are absolutely gorgeous and naked for most of the film.

I can see why this blend of erotic-horror wouldn't appeal to many modern horror fans. Despite featuring some shocking bursts of violence, its rather slowly paced with more accent placed on mood and atmosphere. The castle itself exudes a barren and forlorn Gothic mood. Director José Ramón Larraz shows a good amount of skill at creating more atmosphere and erotic tension. Sure, there ultimately isn't really a plot and it all may be a bit pointless in the end, but "Vampyres" is worth watching for fans of vintage Euro-trash. (7/10)


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