VampyresReviewed By Rob Gonsalves
Posted 04/04/07 03:22:22
(Worth A Look)
Not to be confused with John Carpenter’s 'Vampires' or with Jess Franco’s goofy 'Vampyros Lesbos' (though that is one of the better trash titles of all time), this is an erotic if repetitive softcore-horror entry.Two lesbian lovers, Fran (Marianne Morris) and Miriam (Anulka), are inexplicably shot to death by an unidentified figure at the movie’s start. They later turn up as black-cloaked sirens who stop men on the side of the road, lure them back to their mansion, and feast on their blood. An unlucky (or lucky, depending on your point of view) guy gets to stay alive while being slowly drained of blood by the two; a couple camping nearby gets drawn into the mayhem too.
The movie will please fans of vampires and lesbians, to be sure. It certainly beats anything Seduction Cinema is cranking out (they’ve done, what, 512 lezzie-vamp titles by now?). It helps that the leading ladies, while far better as lesbians than as thespians (they were dubbed by British actresses), are easy on the eyes: Morris bears a passing resemblance to Julia Roberts from some angles and is alternately sexy and frightening; Anulka is the more innocent-looking blonde-next-door. They’re both in their fifties now, but, like their characters, via the magic of home video they are ageless forever as nude blood-spattered trollops.A guilty pleasure if ever there was one, and far more enjoyable and to-the-point than 'Vampyros Lesbos.'
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