Vampyres (1974)

José Ramón Larraz directs Marianne Morris, Anulka and Brian Deacon in this erotic horror movie where two bisexual wraiths hitch hike to lure middle aged men back to their creepy mansion.

More soft porn than terror-fest yet it ends in an absolute barnstormer freakout of blood letting. A real gear shift. Works for Hammer Horror fans who want something a bit more “Dirty Mac”, works for folk horror fans who don’t mind leaving their brains at the door. Not sure how I feel about the Nuts In May subplot following the boring couple in a caravan who are accidentally parked next to all this sex and murder… and the whole wrap-up actually churns up more questions than it does answers. But it has a winning hazy wet dream attitude and that kinda swagger ain’t ever going to cross all the Ts and dot all its Is. The most mindlessly enjoyable thing we’ve tried with my Arrow streaming subscription so far.

7

Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog https://cornsyrup.co.uk

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here https://letterboxd.com/bobbycarroll/list/the-worst-movies-we-own-podcast-ranking-and/

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