3.2/10
595
15 user 7 critic

Vampire Killer Barbys (1996)

Killer Barbys (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 22 May 1996 (Spain)
While driving on tour late night through a lonely road in the countryside of Spain, the van of the punk band "Killer Barbys" has an accident and breaks down. A creepy old man invites the ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Jess Franco)

Writers:

(story) (as Jess Franco), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Manuel Gélin, Eduardo Fajardo, France Lomay
Horror | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

The Killer Barbies (Silvia, Billy, Muerte, Jeyper-man, and guest Bela Blasko) are playing at Tivoli World... See full synopsis »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Katja Bienert, Fata Morgana, Aldo Sambrell
Snakewoman (2005)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Carmen Montes, Fata Morgana, Christie Levin
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
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Paul Muller
Venus in Furs (1969)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: James Darren, Barbara McNair, Maria Rohm
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Dracula kills another innocent victim and Dr. Seward decides it's time to wipe him off the face of the earth. Armed with a hammer and a wooden stake, he arrives at Castle Dracula and duly ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Dennis Price, Howard Vernon, Paca Gabaldón
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesús Franco, Jean Rollin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Christina von Blanc, Britt Nichols, Rosa Palomar
Tender Flesh (1997)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A stripper and her sleazy boyfriend are invited by a wealthy woman and her lover to join them on her private island for a weekend of sex games in exchange for a large fee. When the couple ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Monique Parent, Aldo Sambrell
Incubus (Video 2002)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Twenty years ago an artist made a deal with a mysterious woman. In return for a successful life he would give his unborn daughter to her. Now with his daughter Lucy an adult, the strange woman has come to collect.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Carina Palmer, Carsten Frank, Lina Romay
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on All Soul's Eve. Once night falls at the castle, several who had been murdered therein return to life, ... See full summary »

Directors: Sergio Corbucci, Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Barbara Steele, Georges Rivière, Margrete Robsahm
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Directors: Jesús Franco, Antonio Mayans
Stars: Antonio Mayans, Jesús Franco, Irene Verdú
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Baltasar
Mariangela Giordano ...
Condesa (Countess)
...
Arkan (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Charlie S. Chaplin ...
Mario
Silvia Superstar ...
Flavia
Carlos Subterfuge ...
Rafa
Los Angeles Barea ...
Sharon (as Angie Barea)
Billy King ...
Billy
Pepa López ...
Pipa
Alberto Martínez ...
Pipo
Enrique López Lavigne
Javier Bonilla
Edit

Storyline

While driving on tour late night through a lonely road in the countryside of Spain, the van of the punk band "Killer Barbys" has an accident and breaks down. A creepy old man invites the group to spend the night in the castle of Countess Von Fledermaus and presents himself as her secretary Arkan. Arkan explains that the mechanic is located 62 km far from the location and he tells that the Countess loves youths. Flavia, Rafa and Mario accept the invitation but Billy and Sharon stay shagging in the van. When the musicians meet the Countess, they find that she is the ancient artist Olga Luchan and they question how she could keep so young. But sooner they discover that the Countess needs blood of young people to keep her beauty. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 May 1996 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Vampire Killer Barbys  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 13,733,829 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally to be titled "Killer Barbies", which is the actual name of the punk rock band that stars in the movie, but Mattel would not allow the use of their Barbie trademark name, so the word's spelling in the title (as well as all the references to the band's name in the movie) was ultimately changed to "Barbys". See more »

Connections

References Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Aware
Performed by Sexy Sadie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's so bad it's difficult to watch
14 February 2004 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the worst dubbing in history, this movie features many scenes with characters' lips still moving long after the dubbed track had already spoken. It was very frustrating. On top of that, the entire movie made little sense. It was completely disjointed. The filmmakers tried to weird it up by having a couple of psychotic midgets thrown into the mix, but the result was just pathetic. There are countless scenes where bandmembers (Killer Barbys are a real band) are having sex in a van, and the baddies are hovering around, opening doors, stealing things, placing objects, yet are never even so much as noticed by the lovemakers. There are equally moronic scenes of the baddies chasing after a naked woman in the woods. She looks like she is running in slowmotion and has to keep waiting for her pursuers to catch up. Then there is some subplot involving some ancient vampiress who must drink young blood to regain her youth, yet when she does, she becomes some 65-year old had been! She is supposed to be this beauty who seduces the lead singer, yet she is easily old enough to be his grandmother!

They tried to throw in a few corpses to add to the horror, yet they were so obviously rubber it was ridiculous. One of the henchmen carries one through the castle, and you can repeatedly see him bang it against walls only to have it snap back into shape.

There are A-movie, B-movies, and then there are Killer Barby movies. This one is so bad, it doesn't even deserve a letter from the alphabet. Call it a double-Z.


8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Vampire Killer Barbys (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?