One of my all time favorites, VAMPYRES, from Joseph Larraz was remade shortly after his death a coupole of years ago and was actually started by Larraz himself. The film, which was on the festival circuit last year, is finally coming to the U.S. Read on for the details on the new version which stars Hammer Glamour gal Caroline Monroe…
Faithful to the sexy, twisted 1974 cult classic by Joseph Larraz, Vampyres is an English-language tale that pulsates with raw eroticism, wicked sado-masochism and bloody, creative gore. Director Victor Matellano (Wax, 2014; Zarpazos! A Journey through Spanish Horror, 2013) sets his story in a stately English manor inhabited by two older lesbian vampires and with their only cohabitant being a man imprisoned in the basement. Their lives and lifestyle are upended when a trio of campers come upon their lair and seek to uncover their dark secrets, a decision that has sexual and blood-curdling consequences. The film is infused with eloquent and atmospheric cinematography, impressive special effects makeup from master Colin Arthur (The Neverending Story, Conan the Barbarian, 2001: A Space Odyssey) and stars screen genre icon Caroline Munro (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, At the Earth’s Core, The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac, Slaughter High).
“Atmospheric, surreal, and intense…Reminiscent of Jess Franco.” – Tyler Doupe´,WickedHorror
“Marta Flich as Fran is every inch an alluring seductress, and her lover Miriam, played by Almudena León, exceeds her in malice even as she equals her in pulchritude. This is an exploitation film, after all. You want kissing and sex and blood? You’ve got it in spades. Throats are slit, faces are bitten, and arms are gashed aplenty…Bring on the sequel. – Dave Dubrow, TheSlaughteredBird
“Visually very powerful…full of violence, cruelty and flesh.” – SpanishFear.com
“A blood-infused exploitation horror…disturbing and definitely not for the faint-of-heart.” –Movie-Blogger.com
“A guilty pleasure if ever there was one, and far more enjoyable and to-the-point than Vampyros Lesbos. – Ron Gonsalves, EFilmCritic