Lee and his wife Susan accept the invitation of mysterious, Diane, to visit her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when the couple, unaware that Diane is a vampire, realize that they are both objects of the pale temptress seductions.


Stephanie Rothman





Complete credited cast:
Michael Blodgett ... Lee Ritter
Sherry E. DeBoer ... Susan Ritter (as Sherry Miles)
Celeste Yarnall ... Diane LeFanu
Gene Shane Gene Shane ... Carl Stoker
Jerry Daniels Jerry Daniels ... Juan
Sandy Ward ... Amos
Paul Prokop Paul Prokop ... Cliff
Chris Woodley Chris Woodley ... Cliff's girl
Robert Tessier ... Biker (as Bob Tessier)


Sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid, but pretty wife, Susan accept the invitation of mysterious vixen Diane LeFanu to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when the couple, unaware at first that Diane is in reality a centuries-old vampire, realize that they are both objects of the pale temptress' seductions. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


She's Waiting To Love You...To Death See more »




R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Michael Blodgett covered his private parts with masking tape for his nude love scene in the living room with Celeste Yarnall. See more »


Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Girl Ghouls (1996) See more »


Evil Hearted Woman
Written by Johnny Shines (as Johny Shines)
Performed by Johnny Shines (as Johny Shines)
See more »

User Reviews

Gets a few things right
5 September 2016 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a lot when I sat down to watch this Roger Corman vampire production, but to a degree I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised. Director Stephanie Rothman managed to take a low budget and limited resources and made some very memorable moments. There is some real atmosphere here - the desert landscapes are striking, and the horror sequences have (ahem) some bite to them. And the expected scenes of nudity and sex do have a little eroticism to them. Rothman is also helped by some striking cinematography and an excellent musical score.

Unfortunately, the movie does have a lead weight attached to it that prevents it from becoming a B movie classic, and that is the script. Even though the movie only runs about eighty minutes in length, the story is padded out to a ridiculous length. What story there is could have been told in half the time. It's hard to believe that it took three screenwriters (including Rothman) to write this extremely thin story.

Because of this unsatisfying script, the movie just manages to escape being labelled a cult classic. While I don't regret watching it, in the end the movie is only for a select (and patient) audience.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



USA | Philippines



Release Date:

4 February 1980 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Through the Looking Glass See more »

Filming Locations:

Joshua Tree, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed