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Velvet Vampire

1971

Velvet Vampire
 

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The Movie

A glamorous seductress meets a handsome young man and his vapid, but pretty wife at an art showing. She invites the young couple to visit her desert home, where they find themselves secluded, and trapped. Tensions arise when the couple, unaware at first that the seductress is in reality a centuries-old vampire, realize that they are both objects of the pale temptress' seductions.

  • Directed by Stephanie Rothman
  • Written by Maurice Jules, Stephanie Rothman and Charles S. Swartz
  • Released in 1971
  • 82 minutes

Review

This movie is probably the only genuine hippy vampire movie; the Young Couple are invited to stay with a Mysterious Woman who lives in the Mojave desert. While he is so laid back he's almost horizontal, and the girlfriend may be a little, well, blonde, Our Heroine is highly focussed; she wants them both, permanently.

The movie moves slowly, and is really too predictable to be true - just when you think there may be a surprise coming, they give a Big Clue, just to be sure you don't miss it.

It's often described as a 'cult movie' - so there's mild nudity and sexual goings-on - but nothing to get excited about.

The acting is okay; Celeste Yarnall, as the Vampire, has the pace about right. Michael Blodgett probably need cue cards, and Sherry Miles probably only read her bit of the script, as she looks permanently surprised. Mind you, the story did give her a fairly surprising time!

How To Buy This DVD

So far as I'm aware, this DVD is not available 'new' - I buy rarities from ebay

The Vampyreverse 10 January 2016 Copyright Andrew Heenan Privacy