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Le Frisson des vampires (The Shiver of the Vampires)

Le Frisson des vampires (The Shiver of the Vampires) (1970)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1970 Wide

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French cult director Jean Rollin had his roots in the avant-garde film movement, so it's no surprise that many of his early films are nearly unwatchable. This vexing piece of psychedelic nonsense concerns newlyweds Antonio and Ise, who visit an old castle owned by the bride's dead cousins. When Ise is too grief-stricken to consummate her marriage, a vampire named Isolde pops out of a grandfather clock and plays with Ise's breasts then takes her to the cemetery and bites her neck. Isolde is

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Sep 14, 1999

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...a mad skin flick for surrealists where bad acting, slapdash effects, and narrative abstraction are transformed into an aesthetic.

February 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Parallax View
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A honeymooning couple stop at a creepy castle to visit the bride's distant cousins, but they've been turned to vampires. Director Jean Rollin's formula is beautiful visuals, thick Gothic atmosphere, a thin but dreamlike plot that's pared down to the bare essentials of the vampire genre, and ample nudity and eroticism. It works here.
February 13, 2012
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A pretty good vampire movie, very 70s, but it lacks fangs, and the story could use some rewriting, but other than that, it's atmospheric and a pretty good vampire movie.
December 28, 2010
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  • Le Frisson des vampires - Das Erschaudern der Vampire (DE)
  • The Shiver of the Vampires (Le Frisson des vampires) (UK)
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