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
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