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Vampirella (1996)

Vampirella, a sexy vampiress in a skimpy costume, travels from Drakulon to Earth to seek revenge on the evil vampires who murdered her father. Adam Van Helsing, leader of a high-tech, ... See full summary »


Jim Wynorski


Forrest J. Ackerman (based upon the character created by), Gary Gerani

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Talisa Soto ... Vampirella
Roger Daltrey ... Vlad / Jamie Blood
Richard Joseph Paul ... Adam Van Helsing
Brian Bloom ... Demos
Corinna Harney ... Sallah
Rusty Meyers ... Quinn
Lee de Broux ... Lt. Walsh
Tom Deters ... Traxx
Jack Zavorak Jack Zavorak ... Captain Stryker
Lenny Juliano Lenny Juliano ... Carlos
Anne Howard Anne Howard ... Stepmother
Angus Scrimm ... High Elder
Tyde Kierney Tyde Kierney ... Adam's Father
David B. Katz David B. Katz ... Forry Ackerman
Robert Clotworthy ... Professor Steinman


Vampirella, a sexy vampiress in a skimpy costume, travels from Drakulon to Earth to seek revenge on the evil vampires who murdered her father. Adam Van Helsing, leader of a high-tech, globe-trotting, anti-vampire squad helps out. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Thirsty for justice, she'll settle for blood.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вампирелла See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder City, Nevada, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The closing credits promise a sequel, Death's Dark Avenger. It never materialised. See more »


Vlad: This is rather sad in a way. In another reality I could have called you friend.
Adam Van Helsing: In any reality I call you scum!
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Crazy Credits

Under 'Carpenters' is listed Mary Chapin, as in the singer. See more »


Features Not of This Earth (1988) See more »


Bleed For Me
Performed by Roger Daltrey
Written by Gerard McMahon
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Disappointing, to say the least!
20 May 2003 | by rosscinemaSee all my reviews

This had all the elements of a cult classic but was ruined by the makers of this film. Film starts off with a rogue vampire named Vlad (Roger Daltrey) who is about to be sentenced by the high council but his cohorts bust him out and kill all the high elders. They jump on a ship and head to Earth. The stepdaughter of one of the elders seeks revenge and makes her way to Earth also. Vampirella is played by Talisa Soto and she runs around in a fairly skimpy red outfit and tracks down Vlad and the other vampires that were involved. She meets Adam Van Helsing (Richard Joseph Paul) who works for PURGE that is an outfit that combats vampires and at first he is not sure if Vampirella is working with Vlad to infiltrate their unit. This film just doesn't capture what the comic book had done successfully. First, the outfit that Soto wears in the film is not as skimpy or revealing as the one in the comics. So they have her wear more clothing! Secondly, there is very little blood shown which is surprising since more than 50% of the characters are vampires. The sets are cheap and they just don't have any scenarios that make the film stand out. Its so run of the mill! Their is only two quick scenes where two female vampires get topless so cult status is pretty much out the window. Here's a film made by the Roger Corman group and directed by Jim Wynorski so you would think that some sort of bloody and sexy exploitation film would have been made. But no! For you trivia nuts out there, a young man is named Forry Ackerman and of course he is named for the creator of the comic book and also "Famous Monsters of Filmland". The real Forrest J. Ackerman makes a cameo in a bar. Director John Landis plays an astronaut and actor Angus Scrimm (Phantasm) plays Vampirella's stepfather and high elder. Film had real potential for cult status but for some strange reason the makers decided to ignore that and go the extremely safe route. What a shame!

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