Above average vampire movie. As nobody wears crosses nowadays and as our bio-vegetarian chefs have banned garlic from their recipes, it's rather natural that ghouls are spreading all across Europe. They're even in Belgium now, tomorrow they'll be in your garden. Strongly recommended.
Badly acted (except of course for the incomparable Seyrig) with ludicrous tonal shifts & an entirely dispensable subplot (the "detective" figure), BUT the whole so diffusely mistily potent that it leaves one with a sadness one cannot quite name. This has got to be one of my favorite discoveries of the past year: to find such unexpected pleasure in a genre (arty lesbian bloodsucker moodpieces) that I don't care for!
I thought this was a Hammer horror film since it, well, looks and sounds just like one. But it's not! It's a 1971 erotic vampire flick from Belgium of all places.The "handsome young couple" of the story left something to be desired, both in the looks and charm department, but Delphine Seyrig was spot on as a seductive yet unhurried lady of the damned. She's got all the time in the world to make you hers.
Best film in the "lesbian vampire" genre I've seen (though I haven't seen many and that may sound like I'm damning with faint praise but it's really good). This film actually features no "girl on girl" or neck biting so I don't know it remains in that genre but whatever. The cinematography, atmosphere and Delphine Seyrig are all great.
An exquisite, hallucinatory film that's utterly perfect. Not a lot happens but it has such a unique beauty and atmosphere that it doesn't particularly matter. Glamorous lesbian aristocrats stomping around beautiful hotel rooms breathlessly recounting tales of blood drinking and nipple torture, what more could you want?