Starring Solange Pradel, Bernard Letrou, Catherine Deville, Ursule Pauly Directed by Jean Rollin Writer: Jean Rollin 1968
Product Description Cult director Jean Rollin's first feature mixes existentialism and vampirism with the added ingredient of chaos. Originally made as a short, it was expanded to feature length with the dead cast inexplicably returning to life half-way through (having been killed off at the end of the original). That said, "Le Viol du Vampire" is a masterpiece of the bizarre, mixing blood, a naked woman in a convertible, coffins and some fencing, semi-naked nymphs in a fragmented melee.
First of all, let me offer my sincerest apology. This review actually is for the Vampire Collection which contains three of Rollin's classic vampire flicks. Mind you, these are not Hammer films nor are these similar to the films that you grew up watching with good ol' mom & pop. Even so, they are worthy of viewing & I can't recommend them enough. Try to get this box set if you can. OH YEAH! It's great & Redemption has made this collection available with … more
I decided to give Rape of the Vampire a spin, because I love the old B&W horror movies: Dracula, Frankenstein, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney,etc. I also love cheesy horror flicks, both old and new. But Rape of the Vampire falls into neither classic, nor artistic, nor cheesy-good. It is simply horrible. In high school, we made a film called Captain Ecology, which could possibly rival this film on editing and plot and acting. … more