MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,006 this week

Vampyres (1974)

X  |   |  Horror  |  January 1975 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,957 users  
Reviews: 64 user | 62 critic

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.

Director:

(as Joseph Larraz)

Writers:

(as D. Daubeney) , (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 27 Apr 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 09 Sep 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 03 Jan 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Vampyres" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Vampyres (1974)

Vampyres (1974) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Vampyres.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Director: Harry Kümel
Stars: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet
Black Candles (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A young woman travels with her partner to England on the unexpected death of her brother. Staying with her sister-in-law, she finds her companion soon drawn into a satanic cult based in the... See full summary »

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Helga Liné, Vanessa Hidalgo, Jeffrey Healey
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young husband's sexual fantasies frighten his new wife and cause her to seek advice from Carmilla, a descendent of Mircalla de Karnstein. Carmilla seduces the young bride and forces her ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda
Stars: Simón Andreu, Maribel Martín, Alexandra Bastedo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Young Carmilla is jealous of her friend's engagement, and her obsession leads her to the tomb of a female vampire. The vampire possesses her and leads her to kill and terrorise the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Mel Ferrer, Elsa Martinelli, Annette Stroyberg
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A village in Nineteenth Century Europe is at first relieved when a circus breaks through the quarantine to take the local's minds off the plague. But their troubles are only beginning as ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young model and her petty thief boyfriend find their way through the English fog to a backwoods manor in hopes of looting it. What they find instead is murder, and when the model attempts... See full summary »

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Andrea Allan, Karl Lanchbury, Maggie Walker
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A vampire lures beautiful young women to his castle in Europe.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent, Philippe Gasté
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich a remote area of late 18th century Gemany.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Pippa Steel, Madeline Smith
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A beautiful Italian woman is told by her black friend about the Carribean love god Jambaya who appears in the form of the snake. By the end of the movie, Cassini has decided to give herself... See full summary »

Director: Piero Vivarelli
Stars: Nadia Cassini, Beryl Cunningham, Sergio Tramonti
Whirlpool (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sex-thriller about a pornographic photographer, his aunt and an innocent English girl who becomes their victim.

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Karl Lanchbury, Vivian Neves, Pia Andersson
Edit

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
Edit

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daughters of Dracula  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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!


14 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Similar movies? magiclove
does the spanish version exist on dvd or video? cult_of_sucktitude
Real vampires? leoskidog
Notice the Ambulance men on the first set of victims? carrienugent
soft porn BrissyBrett
Discuss Vampyres (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?