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Female Vampire (1978)





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This erotic vampire film from cult filmmaker Jesus Franco concerns the mute Countess Irina Karlstein (Lina Romay), who lives in the hills of Madeira and preys on passersby. Austrian novelist Baron Von Rathony (Jack Taylor) follows the Countess, knowing that she is his destiny, even if it means death. Monica Swinn, Marie-France Broquet, and Luis Barboo co-star, while Franco appears as a forensic surgeon and Jean-Pierre Bouyxou (in an outrageous beard) is featured as Dr. Orloff, Franco's blind colleague. Several different versions exist, including a horror version of 72 minutes, an 82-minute version dwelling on oral sex, and a 96-minute edit which includes both sex and horror elements as well as some hardcore inserts. Complicating matters is the fact that some scenes of vampirism were filmed twice, in graphic and traditional styles. Whatever the version, La Comtesse Noire is erotic, melancholy, and benefits from a haunting performance by Romay as the cursed vampire. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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Brimming with Klimt visions and risqué jests

Full Review… | September 6, 2009

Audience Reviews for Female Vampire


38% "He was bitten...in the middle of a orgasim and the vampire sucked his semen and took his life away."-Dr Roberts (Jesus Franco) This vampire doesn't suck on blood. The "ooooowwww" score bugged the crap out of me and the only real interesting shots were of the misty forest. I guess, most, would call this smut, but what else would you expect from Franco? RIP: Lina Romay

FilmGrinder Stone
FilmGrinder Stone

This is another meandering tale from Franco, but I'm rating it slightly higher just for the gorgeous Lina Romay. I suppose this would possibly be a theme for Franco's work, in that one would probably rate it by how attractive they find the females on display. In this case, the barely legal Romay is a HUGE selling point, playing a vampire who drains the 'life-force' of her victims by going down on them in a series of softcore sex scenes. Worth a look, but don't expect anything in the way of plot.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Lina Romay plays a mute countess who walks around naked most of the time and likes to suck blood from orgasming peni. No plot and hardly any dialogue. Oh yeah, there's a detective trying to figure out who the murderer is, but he's dumb so the movie lasts a lot longer than it should.


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