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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
...
Miriam (as Anulka)
Murray Brown ...
Ted
Brian Deacon ...
John
Sally Faulkner ...
Harriet
...
Playboy
Karl Lanchbury ...
Rupert
Margaret Heald ...
Receptionist
Gerald Case ...
Estate Agent
...
American Lady
Elliott Sullivan ...
American Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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)  »

Also Known As:

Daughters of Dracula  »

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The screenplay is credited to Diana Daubeney, director José Ramón Larraz's wife Diana. According to Larraz and producer Brian Smedley-Aston, she didn't actually write a word of it. She was credited because, as a British citizen, she filled a UK production quota. See more »

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One of the more underrated (and under-SEEN) vampire pics
27 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The American Cinemateque gave a hundred or so lucky viewers the opportunity to watch what is likely to be the only surviving 35MM print of this film. Having seen dozens and dozens of Vampire-themed pictures, VAMPYRES certainly rates as one of the better little-seen titles in the sub-genre. Erotic, atmospheric and genuinely creepy, this film deserves fuller treatment in genre cinema studies. It is certainly the most 'oral' of all vampire pictures (you'll fully comprehend what I mean when you see it). A perfect double bill with the similarly themed (and even better) DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS.


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