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Requiem for a Vampire
Requiem for a Vampire

Requiem for a Vampire 1972

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Requiem for a Vampire 1972 18

88 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

On the run from a reform school, two young women end up trapped with no escape in a haunted castle ruled by a horde of sexy, blood crazed vampires and their leader, an evil immortal creature who is the last of his kind. Seeking to reproduce his race, he preys on his innocent victims, however in order to achieve his goal of immortality, the women must remain virgins.

At the time of this film director Jean Rollin had now fully finalised the iconography at the core of his unique vampire mythos: crumbling chateaus, mysterious blood-sucking cults and, of course, beautiful female protagonists in varying states of undress.

Having established the pattern in previous films such as The Nude Vampire and Shiver of the Vampires, Rollin here has the confidence to present the first forty minutes without dialogue; his sumptuous imagery now to the fore in an exercise of pure cinema.

Directed by

Jean Rollin

Featuring

Philippe Gasté

Mireille D'argent

Marie-Pierre Castel

Collection

Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film Classic Horror

Certificate

18

Released

1972

Country

France

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