Lesbian Vampire Cinema

  1. LittleMissBloodAndGuts
  2. Pamela

For origins of the lesbian vampire concept, see: Countess Elisabeth Bathory (1560-1614) Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (novella - 1871) The Karnstein Trilogy (Hammer Productions) loosely based on Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu: The Vampire Lovers (1970) Lust for a Vampire (1971) Twins of Evil (1972) Captain Kronos ? Vampire Hunter (1974) is about yet another Karnstein vampiress and is considered to be in the same family of films. Not yet listed on Flixster: Les lèvres rouges aka Blood on the Lips (1971); Transamerican Killer, (2005); The Bloody Countess (Ceremonia sangrienta) (1973); Blood Ceremony (1973) Les Frissons des Vampires (1970 The Naked Vampire (1970)

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Vampyres 2007,  Unrated)
Dracula's Daughter 1936,  Unrated)
I Vampiri (The Devil's Commandment) (Lust of the Vampire) 1956,  Unrated)
Et mourir de plaisir (Blood and Roses)(To Die with Pleasure) 1960,  Unrated)
Le Viol du vampire (The Rape of the Vampire) 1968,  Unrated)
Vampyres: Daughters of Dracula 2011,  R)
The Vampire Lovers 1970,  R)
Vampyros Lesbos (Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula) 1970,  Unrated)
Le Frisson des vampires (The Shiver of the Vampires) 1970,  R)
The Velvet Vampire 1971,  R)
La noche de Walpurgis (The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman) 1971,  R)
Lust for a Vampire 1971,  R)
Daughters of Darkness 2014,  R)
La Plus longue nuit du diable (The Devil's Nightmare)(Vampire Playgirls)(Castle of Death) 1971,  R)
Twins of Evil 1971,  R)
Countess Dracula 1972,  PG)
La Novia Ensangrentada (The Blood Spattered Bride) (Blood Castle) 1972,  R)
Female Vampire 1973,  R)
Contes Immoraux (Immoral Tales) 1974,  NC-17)
Vampyres 1974,  R)
Lips of Blood (Lèvres de sang) 1975,  Unrated)
Fascination 1979,  Unrated)
The Hunger 2005,  R)
Nadja 1994,  R)
Red Lips: Bloodlust 2001,  R)
Vampire's Seduction 2001,  Unrated)
Razor Blade Smile 1998,  R)
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter 2001,  R)
Erotic Rites of Countess Dracula 2001,  Unrated)
My Vampire Lover 2002,  Unrated)
My Vampire Lover 2002,  Unrated)
Countess Dracula's Orgy of Blood 2003,  Unrated)
Sexy Adventures Of Van Helsing 2004,  Unrated)
Eternal 2004,  R)
Eternal is a decent thriller, but not innovative enough that I can recommend it to demanding horror aficionados, or to anyone other than a cadre of die-hard Elizabeth Bathory and vampire fans.

ETERNAL (2004) Canada
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Wilhelm Liebenberg and Federico Sanchez
FEATURING: Conrad Pla, Caroline Néron, Victoria Sanchez, Sarah Manninen, Ilona Elkin, John Dunn-Hill, Yves Corbeil, Ted Rusoff, and Nick Baillie
TAGS: Horror / Occult / Crime lesbianism, vampirism, ritual murder, lesbian rape

PLOT: When a Montreal police detective's wife mysteriously disappears, he tracks her final moments through an erotic Internet chat site and winds up in over his head on the trail of a murderous occultist.

COMMENTS: When Detective Raymond Pope's (Pla) wife Jessica (Manninen) vanishes, he makes the disturbing find that she led a double life when he traces her activities on a lurid lesbian website. Jessica met a stranger for kinky sex and was never seen again. When Pope determines that her liaison was with an enigmatic heiress named Elizabeth Kane (Néron) and her sexy personal Renfield, Irina (Sanchez), Pope's investigation of Kane's recreational quirks leads to an unraveling of his personal life and exposure of his own extracurricular activities.

Worse, bodies start to pile up faster than you can say, "deliver me from evil." The corpses are the victims of salacious, violent sex crimes, and Pope's (ahem) DNA shall we say is somehow all over the cadavers.

Pope is blamed for adultery with his partner's now murdered wife, and a Vatican detective pays Pope a visit with a veiled warning about Elizabeth. Pope's quest to locate his wife, exonerate himself of the sex murders, and uncover Elizabeth's secrets leads him on a high-stakes mission to Venice. There he discovers that Elizabeth and Irina are into some twisted weirdness that is way, way out of his league.

The Erzsébet Báthori (Elizabeth Bathory) legend is revived in this cross-genre vampire hunter thriller with shadings of Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Caligula (uncut: 1979), The Hellfire Club (1961), and Baba Yaga(1973). Sadly, Eternal does not meet the quality of the aforementioned films, though it certainly has its colorful moments. The film somehow lacks the sort of tension that its suspenseful plot points should build, and while creepy, falls short of being really scary. Pope is regrettably, a walking collection of detective movie stereotypes, whose every action is a cliché, and whose every other word starts with 'F.'

As an example, after a scholarly bookseller eloquently recounts the amazing true history of Countess Báthori, a mug-faced Pope responds banally, "That's one f**K of a story!"


Néron is marginally adequate in her performance as Erzsébet Báthori incarnate in the modern world, but crude and sleazy, she is about as well cast for the role as would be Ricardo Montalban, physically unequipped to replicate the 17th Century Countess's reputed beauty, femininity, poise, sinister quirkiness and capacity for abject rage. The dialogue that Liebenberg and Sanchez scripted for her is more befitting of bar talk uttered by nouveau riche housewives on an episode of the "reality" show, The Hills, than the measured prose of a modern incarnation of the multi-lingual, classically educated, centuries-old aristocrat whom she portrays.

The most photogenic character is Kane's minion Irina, nicely embodied by the coy and pretty Victoria Sanchez, who is no Ingrid Bergman, but who has the screen presence to carry the role of a scheming, alluring, upstart occultist toady. Character actors Yves Corbeil, Ted Rusoff deliver the only interesting performances as the Vatican agent and the literary curator respectively, but their screen time is limited to a few minutes.

To its credit, Eternal sports a great look and feel. Striking architectural shots, historic Italian venues, Venetian canals, location Renaissance interiors, along with Baroque masquerade costumes, all filmed in a semi-neo noir style, present a commanding visual signature.

All of this is not enough to salvage the film however, which fails to deliver twists, surprises, squirmy chills, or imaginative supernatural or occult revelations. The story is adequate, but not creative enough to do justice to it's stylish, chromatic production design. Instead it relies heavily on the voyeurism and sensationalism of strong lesbian themes, lesbian rape, necrophilia, ceremonial blood-letting, nudity and sex. Not that these are elements one can't enjoy, but they require a stronger context to justify their use, otherwise they become gimmicks and plot substitutes.

Eternal is however, the first film I am aware of which takes its cue from Erzsébet Báthori and relates the historical facts about the 17th Century Hungarian countess with absolute historical accuracy, notwithstanding the miscasting of the lead. Despite its authenticity though, the picture shies away from depicting the full range of the legendary serial killer's flamboyant perversions, focusing only on the most salient highlights of her twisted debauchery in a contemporary, almost sanitary context.

Eternal's plot is more or less fresh for a vampire hunter movie, combining mystery, occult and crime suspense. "Cinephiles" will want to avoid it nevertheless, as will jaded, thinking horror fans. Vampire lovers, and Erzsébet Báthori enthusiasts however will find Eternal to be a worthwhile change of pace from the glut of blood-sucker tales that has recently washed over the media channels in a sanguine tide of predictable mediocrity.

Eternal - trailer
Night Fangs 2005,  R)
Night Fangs

NIGHT FANGS (2005) Independent
FEATURING: Janet Bass, Cyn Dulay, Mark Edwards, Leslie Frank, Ruby Gonzalez, Nancy Gonzalez, Ricardo Islas, Marina Muzychenko
TAGS: vampire, Countess Bathory, extreme gore, nudity, lesbianism, and pottery

PLOT: Two lesbian art professors use Elizabeth Bathory's incantations to transform themselves into two lesbian VAMPIRE art professors. Their plan backfires -sort of.

COMMENTS: Innovative, non-CGI makeup and special effects distinguish this fresh, professionally shot, small budget independent.

When her ceramics professors Lupe (Dulay) and Jennifer (Frank) lure their unsuspecting pupil, Amy (Ruby Gonzalez), to their home for a "special" instructional session Amy gets more than just an art lesson. Amy's teachers have dug up 17th Century, Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory's (Muzychenko) personal diary.

You know who Ms. Bathory was: the slightly eccentric aristocrat who used to rape and sexually torture peasant girls (about 650 of them), then cut their throats, hang them upside down over a bathtub and have herself a royal time bathing and masturbating in their blood. Liz, perhaps history's most prolific serial killer, claimed she thought the blood of virgins would keep her youthful. (Or maybe she was just a little kinky and did it for fun.)

Anyway, the two pottery instructors have hatched a harebrained, half-baked "plan" to make themselves immortal by reciting a bit of prose they found in the grand ol' dame's aforementioned journal. They just need a bath of Amy's blood to make it all work. Unfortunately, things don't quite go quite as smoothly as Jennifer and Lube planned.

Lupe and Jennifer have a disagreement. It leads to bit of a squabble, which becomes rather physical. Blood is shed. Amy gets some of the blood on her at a strategic moment during the utterance of Countess Bathory's spell, and abracadabra, Amy finds herself suddenly overwhelmed with an instant thirst for, you guessed it, more blood; rich, red, raw, still pumping HUMAN blood! Amy promptly sets about feasting upon the both of her professors. On the bright side, the arty duo indirectly get their wish; they will become vampires by virtue of Amy biting them, sort of like catching a contact high from second hand smoke.

Awkwardly though, Amy goes on to bite a lot of additional, unsuspecting people. When Amy's friends become suspicious of her teachers' motives and come over to investigate, their arrival triggers a general melee in which one bite leads to another. The situation quickly cascades out of control, like a set of frothing, red water rapids.

Pretty soon everyone is sucking everyone else's blood in this fleshy, corpulent gore fest. In fact, there's more than just sucking; there's some good old fashioned flesh gnawing too, as well as a bevy of steamy lesbian sex. But as the plasma slurping escalates, it becomes up to the history professor, Dr. Nashy (Ilsas), who originally translated Liz Bathory's diary, to save the day.. . . er ah, night. Conveniently, he just so happens to have some very brutal vampire hunting tools at his disposal.

With the help of a handful of extra credit-seeking students, Nashy must "liberate" the souls of the undead! But will his unorthodox "methods" prove to be as effective as they are extravagant? Or will the plague of vampirism spread like a widening sanguine pool of sangria, intoxicating with runaway bloodsuck mania all whom it touches, until the entire Los Angeles basin is consumed by it, and every last mortal turns into a sallow cheeked, sunken eyed, nightwalker (thereby becoming indistinguishable from most of the population of North Hollywood )?

A US production, Night Fangs is a small budget lesbian vampire movie, shot by a conspicuously Hispanic crew and cast . . . and it's pretty good!! Jaded by a recent influx of low budget lesbian vampire movies and so-so independent Latin films, I wasn't sure what to expect, so I was pleasantly surprised. While Night Fangs is not as lavishly designed or intricately plotted as an epic bloodsucker blockbuster like the elaborately silly and slow, Interview With The Vampire, it's good rollicking fun, and doesn't resort to being sophomoric.

The Uruguayan Ricardo Islas has cut his teeth on enough horror movies over the past three decades to be compared in film circles to John Carpenter. In Night Fangs, Islas's simple, innovative special effects, along with his skilled, straightforward camera work and editing, results in an effective, well-acted, professional production with a simple nicely dark visual footprint.

With it's preponderance of blood, gore, blood sucking, flesh devouring, lesbian sex and heaving nudity, one might expect Night Fangs to be a deliberately corny, campy presentation.

It isn't.

Moreover, it's not a teenage flick or a cheap drive-in movie, either. The Night Fangs plot is more or less straightforward, but its story has a fresh feel about it. It's one of the more novel vampire movies that's been produced in awhile. The unexpected, delightfully twisted ending will please fans of the genre.

Film snobs may not find Night Fangs to be sufficiently sophisticated for their tastes, and hardened, jaded fright enthusiasts may not think it scary enough. Most horror, vampirism and lesbian vampire cinema fans however, will take it to be a refreshing change of pace and a must see horror movie. For its unpretentious innovation and originality, I give Night Fangs seven pints of blood out of a possible ten.

NIGHT FANGS - trailer

NIGHT FANGS - trailer 2
Red Lips Bloodlust 2006,  R)
Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy (Mil Mascaras: Resurrection) 2006,  Unrated)
Vampyros Lesbos 2008,  Unrated)
Lesbian Vampire Killers 2008,  R)
Life Blood 2009,  R)
Life Blood
Quite possibly the worst movie ever made.

Terrible on every count: dreadful cliches and caricatures, horrible, corny dialogue, ridiculous script and plot, horrid acting -but the kicker is that this was NOT meant to be over the top! The filmmaker is serious.

This movie plays like something written by a stoned 14 year old boy hiding in the ladies room at a Star Trek convention, sitting in a stall with a typewriter on his lap and some really good Acapulco Gold.

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  1. coxy2003srl
    coxy2003srl posted 4 years ago

    nagyon jo!!!!!!!

  2. sgreen50
    sgreen50 posted 4 years ago

    Charming, dear.

  3. Caradelia
    Caradelia posted 4 years ago

    Gosh, lesbian vampires. That such a stretch for you, Pam.