The Vampire Lovers Reviews
A traveling countess vampire has settled in 18th century Germany in an old house and began feasting on the poor town's people. A local general tries to solve the root cause of the issue and finds his daughter getting ill much like many of the villagers. Can he stop the countess before his daughter dies or will the countess slaughters the lambs and move onto the next village?
"You must die. Everybody must die."
Roy Ward Baker, director of The Vault of Horror, The Seven Golden Vampires, Asylum, Scars of Dracula, Journey to Midnight, and The Passage Home, delivers The Vampire Lovers. The storyline for this picture is fairly standard for the genre but definitely uses the countess and her influence very well. The acting is mediocre as are the action scenes. The cast includes Ingrid Pitt, Pippa Steel, Peter Cushing, Kate O'Mara, and Jon Finch.
"She keeps staring at you."
I grabbed this movie off Netflix because it starred the legend, Peter Cushing. He actually wasn't in it that much. This film is pretty blah outside of some amazing nude scenes (Ingrid Pitt and Pippa Steel were scream hotties in this era). Nevertheless, this is only receiving a 5 due to the hotties; other than that, not much to see here.
"They were all evil in life and remain evil after death."
Ingrid Pitt in a bodice-ripper type story never disappoints, so what's not to love?
Give that mother a rental.
plus th only gd bit is th porn sooo yeh lol
Vampire Lovers sports an esthetic and story similar to the standard Bram Stoker Dracula tale except instead of Dracula, we get tales of lesbian love full of bitting and blood sucking. Of course, this is technically an adaptation of the 1872 Le Fanu piece Carmilla which actually predates Dracula by 25 years but for some reason, isn't as well known.
This film has all the aspects you love about Hammer horror films including Peter Cushing!
I will admit, I'm giving this flick an extra half star simply for the eroticism it manages to portray considering the studio and time period it came out of and this type of film isn't for everybody but it does deserve at least one viewing by fans of horror and hammer films.