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A classic of Eurotrash exploitation cinema, Vampyros Lesbos has a
classy veneer that belies its seedy subject matter. Vampyros stars
the beautiful Soledad Miranda in one of her last roles (she died in 1970 in an
auto accident) as Nadine, a vampire that haunts the dreams of American lawyer
Linda Westinghouse (Ewa Stromberg), who is tasked with handling Nadine's
inheritance. Linda is both attracted to Nadine and scared of her -- after all,
she is a sexy vampire. In retooling Bram Stoker's short story Dracula's
Guest for the psychedelic era, director Jesus Franco concocted a
brightly-colored soft-core fantasyland, with cheesy freak-out camera work,
beautiful Turkish locales, and a sitar-mad, way-too-funky soundtrack that
Quentin Tarantino memorably cribbed for a key scene in Jackie Brown.
In terms of both eroticism and scares, Vampyros Lesbos might seem
tame by today's standards, but it's still pretty hot.
Critics were split on Neil Jordan's adaptation of Anne Rice's bestselling vampire chronicle, but there was one demographic that was thoroughly impressed: the ladies. Starring Tom Cruise at the height of his powers, and Brad Pitt on the way up, Interview with the Vampire was, for the fairer gender, a gothic nightmare and a dream come true all at once. Cruise played Lestat, the merciless bloodsucker who leads despondent Louis (Pitt) to the dark side; Louis is conflicted, but later decides to sink his teeth into his new lifestyle, bringing a young girl (played by Kirsten Dunst) along for the ride. If some found the violence to be a little much, that didn't stop Interview posters from lining the walls of female dorm rooms across the country.
In Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn, George Clooney and
co-screenwriter Quentin Tarantino play a pair of bank-robbing brothers on the
run from the law. While cooling their heels in a boarder gin house (the name
of which is unprintable in a family website), the brothers gaze lovingly upon
the exotically-monikered Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek), the bar's main
attraction. She's something to behold: a dancer who's minimally clothed, save
for a giant snake, she's also got a taste for blood -- which she shares with
the rest of the establishment's employees. From Dusk Till Dawn was a
breakout role for Hayek, and it's not hard to see why: she makes sharp teeth
look hot, and brings new meaning to the term "snake charmer."