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Vampyres (1974)

R | | Horror | January 1975 (USA)
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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(as Joseph Larraz)

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(screenplay) (as D. Daubeney)
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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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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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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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The Vampires' Lair
Written by James Kenelm Clarke (as James Clarke)
Performed by James Clarke Orchestra
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A 1970s erotic vampire classic. If you enjoy Jess Franco and Jean Rollin you will LOVE it!
9 November 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

If you like 1970s erotic vampire movies then you will LOVE Jose Larraz's 'Vampyres'! It's as good as the best Jess Franco or Jean Rollin movies in this genre. It's very low budget (on the DVD commentary track producer Brian Smedley-Aston claims it was only around 80,000 pounds, and he should know, he mortgaged his house to pay for it when the financing fell through!), but looks great, especially the new print on the disc I watched. Like Franco and Rollin Larraz isn't all that interested in plot as such, more atmosphere and eroticism, and this movie has it in spades. The gorgeous Marianne Morris (brunette) and Anulka (blonde) play a couple of very hot vampires who between seducing men and draining their blood, share a passionate relationship. There's plenty of nudity, especially from the stunning Morris, and some very erotic scenes, though Larraz was constrained by the British censorship of the day. There's also quite a lot of blood, and the sex/violence combo makes it quite special. The DVD commentary is highly recommended, even if you're familiar with the movie. Larraz's English is shaky but he is absolutely hilarious! After commenting that the version of the movie he owns is heavily cut ("the Vatican version" he jokingly calls it) he gasps with glee at some of the racier scenes, and gets particularly animated when Anulka's pubes are briefly seen on screen. I'm very glad he enjoys his own movie as much as I did. 'The Vampire Lovers', 'Fascination', 'Vampyros Lesbos' are all outstanding examples of 1970s vampire sexploitation. Add 'Vampyres' to that list!


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