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Vampyros Lesbos (Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula) (1970)




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Director Jesus Franco's surrealistic reworking of Bram Stoker's short story "Dracula's Guest" has acquired a substantial cult following due to its hallucinatory erotic imagery and a sexy performance by Soledad Miranda as vampiric Princess Nadine Korody. Ewa Stroemberg stars as Linda Westinghouse, an American working in a Turkish legal firm. Lucy is plagued and thrilled by a series of erotic dreams concerning a mysterious vampire woman who seduces her before feeding on her blood. When she travels to an island to settle Princess Korody's inheritance, Lucy recognizes the beautiful woman as the vampire from her dreams. A poetic, arty horror film which begs comparison to the work of French director Jean Rollin and Spaniard Jose Larraz, Vampyros Lesbos is an ode to indulgent, funereal excess and is among the most peculiar, gripping films of Franco's career. Dennis Price and Paul Muller co-star, while Franco appears as a hotel porter. Various versions run 89, 82, and 78 minutes.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Cult Movies
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jesús Franco, Jaime Chávarri, Tim Swartz
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On DVD: Oct 19, 2004
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Susann Korda
as Countess Nadine Caro...
Soledad Miranda
as Countess Nadine Caro...
Dennis Price
as Dr. Alwin Seward
Peter Paul Muller
as Dr. Steiner
Ewa Strömberg
as Linda Westinghouse
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Critic Reviews for Vampyros Lesbos (Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Extremely prolific and generally untalented, Jess Franco is the Spanish Ed Wood, albeit without Wood's gift for humorously inane dialogue.

Full Review… | March 13, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Franco brings it across with a bright yet minimalist color scheme, scene-setting shots of Istanbul's spires and glimmering seas, and more zooms than a Formula One car on race day.

Full Review… | May 11, 2015
The Dissolve

Try to locate a narrative, and the whole thing dissolves; better to take the lead of Heidrum Kussin's buxom, straitjacketed Reinfeld, who emerges from the reverie bewildered and aroused.

Full Review… | November 5, 2008

Jess Franco's 1970 erotic horror has become a cult landmark in Eurotrash entertainment.

Full Review… | November 5, 2008
Total Film

Never rising above an exploitation film.

Full Review… | February 15, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

As filtered through the drug-bombed haze of Jesus Franco, this mixture of vampires and sun-drenched Riviera setting is nonsense from the get-go, but if you like a little soft gore with your soft core, this is the movie for you.

Full Review… | June 22, 2004

Audience Reviews for Vampyros Lesbos (Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula)

A enjoyable and sensual watching with visible fake blood, some exaggerated interpretation and all the kitsch a B movie type can offer.
Different from what you would expect of any vampyre movie, in Vampyros Lesbos most scenes are in a sunny and paradisiac outside and the plot is insteresting, playing with "reality" and imagination.

*Soledad Miranda was terrific beautiful.

Rubia Carolina

Super Reviewer


This film exploring erotic obsession is among the more famous and respected of prolific Spanish director Jesus Franco, who is also known for his "bad taste." Falling somewhere between arthouse and grindhouse, it's too trashy for some while too personal or difficult for others

If you are a Franco fan, you know this one already. The film has a huge cult following and deservedly so. A good example of 1970s-era Euro-Horrotica. If you have been thinking of seeing your first Franco film, this is a good choice.

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

This a unique movie for 3 simple reasons:

-Soledad Miranda is so damn hot she could melt the poles in minutes (a shame she passed away so early)
-Jess Franco always creative camera work
-One of the most, if not the most, psychodelic soundtrack mankind has recorded

Franco was a soft-core director, no questioning there, but with a sharp eye for exotic visuals. If you want some euro-trash-camp that is both delirious and fun to watch don't hesitate to get this one.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

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