Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Dollar Bin Film - "The Vampire Lovers"
General Von Spielsdorf loses his nubile daughter to Mircalla, a beautiful vampiress, and swears revenge, with the help of expert vampire-killer Baron Hartog, and the Doctor.
This film is the perfect example of the classic days of Hammer Horror. It has a great leading actor, Peter Cushing, and bounties and gorgeous female vampires running around causing havoc. Ingrid Pitt does a fantastic job playing the lead vampiress Mircalla. She captures both the sexual and terrifying aspects a great vampire should have (watch and learn Edward!). And of course, all the other great hammer leading ladies are in this film too so if you love beautiful women, you in for a treat. For a film of it's time, it has some pretty good gore (including decapitation) and the story itself is intriguing and well done. Quite simply, if you love Hammer films, beautiful women, REAL vampires, and just a good horror flick, take a gander at The Vampire Lovers.