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Female Vampire (1973)

La comtesse noire (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 10 April 1973 (France)
A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as J.P. Johnson)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (as J.P. Johnson), Josyane Gibert (dialogue) (as P. Belair)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lina Romay ... Countess Irina Karlstein
Jack Taylor ... Baron Von Rathony
Alice Arno ... Princess de Rochefort's Servant
Monica Swinn ... Princess de Rochefort (as Monica Swin)
Jesús Franco ... Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)
Luis Barboo ... Irina's Manservant
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ... Dr. Orloff
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... Hotel Masseur
Anna Watican Anna Watican ... Anna, a journalist
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Storyline

In the Madeira Island, the mute Countess Irina Karlstein is the last descendant of the evil Karlstein vampire family. She lives with her also mute servant and seems to be nymphomaniac, seeking for sex most of the time without satisfaction. Irina likes oral sex with men and women to suck off not only semen, but apparently also blood, killing her male and female lovers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Maailman Kuulu Shokki!

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 April 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotic Kill See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The tagline "Maailman Kuulu Shokki!" translates from the Finnish as "The world-famous Shock!" See more »

Goofs

In the opening shot, Lina Romay literally walks into the camera, bumping her face on the lens. See more »

Quotes

Countess Irina Karlstein: [voiceover] I earnestly wish an end would come to this bloody race I am forced to run.
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Alternate Versions

The tape from Redemption Benelux titled Female Vampire is Jess Franco's cut of the film, running at approx. 98 minutes PAL speed (101 NTSC speed) The version titled The Loves of Irina runs for approx. 94 minutes and is a sex-horror version without the supernatural angle. The version titled Erotikill runs for approx. 72 minutes and is a more conventional horror version. A German tape titled "Entfesselte Begierde (Insatiable Lust)" contains hardcore footage and runs at approx. 89 minutes. See more »

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The art of horror and sexploitation
27 July 2002 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

The story of "Les Avaleuses" is about a beautiful vampire lady who lives for centuries on a Spanish island and needs blood as well as male sperm to survive... Even though the film sometimes has got some lengths and real dialogues are quite rare, "The Female Vampires" can be truly enjoyable as long as you are a serious fan of early 1970s Euro sleaze! Director Jess Franco deserves my whole respect for creating a wonderful gothic atmosphere. The acting skills of main actress Lina Romay are quite well, but her physically performances are even better! This film was released under dozens of titles like "La Comtess Noire", "Lady Dracula 2", "Erotic Kill"..., but I think the number of all different cut versions is not much lower..! The version that I watched took about 90 minutes and contains a blow job scene, a short S&M sequence and some vagina action. But I know there is a film with even more than 100 minutes existing, including some real hardcore pornography. But no matter which version you watch, "Les Avaleuses" is a unique sexploitation experience and definitely one of Franco´s best movies ever!


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