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Vampire Killer Barbys (1996)
"Killer Barbys" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  22 May 1996 (Spain)
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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 »

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Condesa (Countess)
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Charlie S. Chaplin ...
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Carlos Subterfuge ...
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Angie Barea ...
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Alberto Martínez ...
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Enrique López Lavigne
Javier Bonilla
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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

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ESP 13,733,829 (Spain)
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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 »

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Pointless and nauseating trash from Jess Franco
27 July 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Jess Franco made a lot of bad films in his career, and this has to be one of the worst. The film features the questionable talents of Spanish punk band 'Killer Barbies', and attempts to build a plot around them. It's obvious that scriptwriters Jesus Franco and Patxi Irigoyen couldn't really be bothered to think of a decent story, so we've got the all too familiar idea of someone trying to regenerate their youth with the help of blood from the living. Don't get me wrong, this is a good idea and has lead to many great horror films; but here it's not very used, and it all feels very pointless indeed. Naturally, there's a fair amount of blood and gore on display, but it's not enough to make up for the many bad elements of the film. The dubbing is particularly atrocious, and at times there are voices when the characters' mouths aren't even moving! The band themselves don't manage to present themselves as interesting characters, and it's easy to want them to get picked off as quickly as possible. The atmosphere is decent enough, and the central location; an old dark house provides a decent setting, and is the only good thing about this film. The song that the band sings isn't terrible, and to be honest I'd rather Franco have filmed one of their concerts than this film. Overall, Killer Barbys isn't worth seeing and you'd have thought that by 1996; a man that had already made well over a hundred films could have done better. Avoid.


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