The Velvet Vampire

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Average Rating: 2.5/5

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In this horror film, an alluring California woman, Diane (Celeste Yarnall), meets and befriends, Lee (Michael Blodgett) and Susan (Sherry Miles), a newly married couple. The newlyweds are delighted to be invited to spend some time at Diane's beautiful home, but the excitement quickly turns to horror when they discover that she is actually a predatory vampire.


Sherry Miles
as Susan Ritter
Gene Shane
as Carl Stoker
Robert Tessier
as Motorcycle Rapist
Michael Blodgett
as Lee Ritter
Chris Woodley
as Mechanic's Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Velvet Vampire

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

  • It's hard to dislike a movie that strives so hard to offend the vampire fan base.

    Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Owen

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • It is to be recommended only if you can see it at the New Amsterdam on 42d Street, where audiences loudly, freely and obscenely associate with the action on the screen.

    May 9, 2005 | Full Review…
  • A highly intelligent, deftly poetic reimagining of the vampire myth, with the theme of fatal sexuality transferred to a female character.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • It's Yarnall who draws all eyes to her like bugs to bright lights...

    Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This is a disappointing horror film from director Stephanie Rothman, whose Terminal Island is one of the more interesting exploitation items from the 1970s.

    Oct 20, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A humid and elegant reworking of the vampire myth as an explicit challenge to the limits of the "liberated" couple

    Oct 18, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Velvet Vampire


The story is familiar, a couple find themselves guests at the home of a vampire, but this is a particularly 70s take on it, and a somewhat sexual one too. I liked that, but it could have been more sexual and more about vampires than it was. Overall, it's pretty good, but it could have been a lot better.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


This movie has about 5 different names, Velvet Vampire, Cemetery Girls, The Devil Is a Woman, The Waking Hour , and Through the Looking Glass , but none of the names really fit the movie. Its by far anything but a vampire movie. Its about a young couple Lee and Susan, they meet an older women named Diane and agree to spend a few days at her place. Well there is more to Diane then meets the eye. At first tries to start an affair with both people; and eventually reveals herself as a vampire. But there is almost zero vampire action. There is a little topless action by both girls, I would have to pick Susan Myself. Only thing scary about this movie is that it last 80 minutes. There ought to be a law. 1 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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