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The Iron Rose 15 rating

A pair of lovers have a tryst in a vacant tomb, but then find themselves unable to escape from the graves and crypts of the massive cemetery.

Drama 1973 80 mins

Director: Jean Rollin

Overview

Jean Rollin’s first film not to feature vampires, still boasts the dreamlike sensuality of his best work. After a couple on their first date make love in a cemetery, things start to become really strange. Unable to exit a crypt they start to become mentally unbalanced by their gothic surroundings.

Although it’s one of Rollin’s most unconventional films, The Iron Rose also finds the director at his most entrancingly poetic, presenting a horror based on mood, suggestion and deeply evocative atmosphere.