Shiver of the Vampires – 1971, 96 mins
“We were surprised to hear of your deaths. Your reappearance is even more surprising.”
Featuring gorgeous, lesbian vampires, hippie vampires, and aristocratic vampires; mixed with stunning visuals and bizarre sex scenes. Beautifully macabre, and full of visual treats including a medieval castle, coffins, gothic graveyards and a strange woman who emerges from a grandfather clock at midnight…
Shiver of the Vampires is like no other vampire film.
La Vampire Nue (The Nude Vampire) – 1970, 80 mins
“an almost perfect synthesis of art and exploitation and as such should tick boxes in both the arthouse and the grindhouse halves of the film fan brain” – Grindhouse database
A wealthy industrialist has dreams of immortality. Not through his own achievements, but by finding a way to share the biochemistry of a mute, orphaned, vampire woman, raised in total isolation. His son Pierre (Olivier Martin, Rollin’s real-life brother) innocently complicates matters by falling in love with the woman, and is determined to liberate his beloved… A goal which attracts the companionship of other vampires, who plan a torch-carrying siege of Radamante’s palatial compound…
Requiem For a Vampire – 1971, 88 mins
A truly amazing and utterly spellbinding take on the vampire theme, Jean Rollin successfully mixing elements of the fairy tale, surrealism, horror and erotica, into a striking visual feast that is almost devoid of dialogue.
Centering on two young women on the run from a robbery and a New Year’s Eve party where they had dressed as clowns. The pair end up aimlessly wandering the countryside before taking refuge in a crumbling and abandoned castle and, unbeknownst to them, home to the last of the vampires…