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Vampyres (1974)

R | | Horror | January 1975 (USA)
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Two mysterious women lure various passers-by to their rural mansion in the English countryside and hold them captive in order to feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood.

Director:

José Ramón Larraz (as Joseph Larraz)

Writer:

Diana Daubeney (screenplay) (as D. Daubeney)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marianne Morris ... Fran
Anulka Dziubinska ... Miriam (as Anulka)
Murray Brown ... Ted
Brian Deacon ... John
Sally Faulkner Sally Faulkner ... Harriet
Michael Byrne ... Playboy
Karl Lanchbury ... Rupert
Margaret Heald Margaret Heald ... Receptionist
Douglas Jones Douglas Jones ... Manager
Gerald Case Gerald Case ... Estate Agent
Bessie Love ... American Lady
Elliott Sullivan Elliott Sullivan ... American Man
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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>

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 68031 delivered on 12 March 1976. See more »

Quotes

Playboy: This is too good to be true.
Miriam: Nothing's too good to be true, it's just that life is too short.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release from Blue Underground is the completely uncut version, containing the gore that was missing from the Anchor Bay DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Big Woodland
Written by James Kenelm Clarke (as James Clarke)
Performed by James Clarke Orchestra
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Sumptuous soft-core sex-horror
12 June 2001 | by Vince-5See all my reviews

Vampyres is a truly atypical genre film. The girls have no fangs, their victims do not become vampires, and theirs is not so much an aversion to sunlight as a dislike. It eschews traditional bloodsucker conventions in favor of atmosphere and eroticism, and the result, though English in origin, seems more like one of the Continental horror films being made at the same time--probably thanks to Spanish director Jose Larraz.

Marianne Morris and Anulka are gorgeous and sadly sympathetic as the two undead lovers. Though slowly paced, there is an ample amount of suspense and a great deal of gore, as the beautiful ladies lick the spurting blood from the open wounds of their victims. The film also contains some of the most incredibly erotic sex scenes in any horror film (please see the uncut X-rated version). Add a Gothic mansion, plenty of lush autumnal scenery, and poetic shots of the vamps running through a graveyard at dawn, and you get a thoroughly beautiful motion picture that you won't soon forget.


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Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampyres: Daughters of Darkness See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Essay Films, Lurco Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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