Kiss of the Vampire had a strong opening the fall into a dullness rut that it spent the next hour trying to get out of. The good news is that once said rut was over it came back with a vengeance. The story isn't anything you've never seen before but for as badly-executed as the finale was, it was definitely wild. Not Hammer's best work, but definitely good.
Una película que no deja de ser provocativa por el estilo Hammer; un contexto británico gótico, sobre personajes extraviados y derivados hacia un castillo habitado por un ser perverso. Lo mejor del filme de Sharp es su arranque y la secuencia del baile, que no es mas que una logia mascarada.
Not a masterpiece but a pretty and elegant victorian inspired vampire goth tale, typical British one. The storyline is relatively common but the aesthetic atmosphere is well present. Don Sharp proves once more that his contribution to the Hammer films production is essential.
Slow moving but dream-like gothic horror that boasts beautiful production design and cinematography. Unfortunately, the finale is ruined by rather atrocious special effects (even by the period's standards). Worth seeing if just for the masquerade sequence at the half-way mark, which plays like Hammer trying to do EYES WIDE SHUT as a gothic horror.