A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple. –IMDb
Ever since his feature debut with the controversial Rape of the Vampire (1967), French horror auteur Jean Rollin has gained a loyal cult following for his stylishly gothic exercises in erotic horror.
Born into an artistically inclined family on November 3, 1938, in Neuilly-sur-Siene, France, Rollin’s father was an actor and theater director, inspiring both Rollin and his brother to pursue careers in show business. Editing recruitment films during World War II provided Rollin with an entry into film, with the future director finding subsequent work in an animation studio before stepping behind the camera. A scant few years after working as an assistant director in the early ‘60s, Rollin made his feature directorial debut with Rape of the Vampire. Greeted with outrage and violent protest upon release, the film nevertheless established Rollin’s continuing themes of eroticism and vampiric fetish while at the same time finding his visual style developing an atmosphere of otherworldly… read more
In the wrong mood, this is pretentious and difficult to sit through, a melding of sexploitation, slow mood and horror that’s absolutely for the acquired taste only. What a strange and atmospheric film it is though, even if I’m unsure whether I actually liked it or not; amongst so many pedestrian and flimsily made films, something this thick in mood and style for all its major flaws is admirable.
Rollin continued his descent into the surreal in this tale of a newlywed couple on their honeymoon who stop to visit her cousins who just happen to be vampires. Explores the origins of the vampire myth in an ancient battle between Paganism and Christianity. Still plagued by a bizarre sense of eroticism, but more dreamlike and surreal (and less plot-heavy) than the just plain strange THE NUDE VAMPIRE.
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