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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:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (story) (as Jess Franco), Patxi Irigoyen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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

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Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Followed by Killer Barbys vs. Dracula (2002) See more »

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Performed by Killer Barbies (as The Killer Barbies)
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Vampire Killer Barbys: Not Jess Francos brightest moment
24 October 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The Legendary Spanish director Jess Franco is known for some fantastic cinema, alas this certainly isn't among them and will be a blotch on his record.

It follows a female fronted rock band as they break down on route to their next gig and get invited into a foreboding looking castle for the night.

Essentially our antagonist is a blatant ripoff of the Countess Elizabeth Báthory with a couple of human minions who help her acquire the blood of the young (Virgins not required in this instance)

Though advertised as a horror this is a very camp attempt and more like a comedy. One character in particular played by Santiago Segura (Blade 1998) is so over the top and so zany any hope of the film being taken seriously went out the window.

The movie has a decent lead and memorable soundtrack though they really should have considered writing more songs and not playing the same one on a loop.

The Good:

Great leading lady

The Bad:

Looks very dated

Not exactly a horror

Soundtrack gets repetitive

Dumbest ending in cinema history? Definite contender

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Before throwing a naked woman out a window to her death it's only polite to put a nightie on her first


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

22 May 1996 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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