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Vampyres (1974)

 -  Horror  -  January 1975 (USA)
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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
Anulka Dziubinska ...
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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Horror

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Release Date:

January 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daughters of Dracula  »

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Rumors abound about a missing scene in which Fran and Miriam are seen inside the caravan of John and Harriet. This rumor is borne out by production stills and a vague recollection by producer Brian Smedley-Aston that it was, indeed, shot. See more »

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User Reviews

 
See it or don't...you won't feel any better or worse afterward.
17 May 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie doesn't leave an awfully big impression but it still is some good fun for the fans of the horror genre and vampire genre in particular.

The movie has a splendid visual atmosphere which is mainly thanks to the beautiful English countryside. Yes sir, the English countryside still looks better than any other average Hollywood set for a movie from the same genre. Also the atmosphere of the movie in general is typical British, so I can truly recommend this movie if you're fan of the old Hammer movies and stuff like that. Even though the movie never really gets scary, it still knows to create a certain creepy atmosphere. Also the movie is filled with some good graphic gory scene's, which worked well for the movie and its atmosphere.

The story is just as thin as the ladies clothes. The are quite a few things that don't make an awful lot of sense and there are some moments that the movie just drags on for far too long, such as all the erotic scene's, which only all felt totally pointless.

I am also ashamed to admit that I actually rather liked the unusual musical score by James Kenelm Clarke.

All in all it is a movie that is worth seeing but granted that you have to be a fan of the genre to be able to appreciate this movie. And hey, it has got Michael Byrne in it, better known as über-Nazi Vogel from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"! Another reason why this movie is perfectly watchable.

7/10

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