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Female Vampire

La comtesse noire

Directed by Jesús Franco
Belgium, France, 1973
Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
  • French
  • English


Beautiful but mute Countess Irina Karlstein [Lina Romay] suffers from the curse of her ancestors—vampirism. She is doomed to go from victim to victim, making love to them but taking their lives at the height of their orgasms. It means a life of loneliness.

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Madly prodigious (over 200 productions!) and madly inspired Spanish genre stylist Jesús Franco cast his wife Lina Romay as a female vampire on the prowl. Female vampire…the 1970s…Jesús Franco: Signposts of warning not just of horror ahead but of also of truly plenteous nudity and sex.

Female Vampire Directed by Jesús Franco

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