Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vampire Lovers Reviewed

 From Hammer Films; In the heart of Styria the Karnstein Family, even after their mortal deaths, rise from their tombs spreading evil in the countryside in their lust for fresh blood. Baron Hartog whose family are all victims of Karnstein vampirism, opens their graves and drives a stake through their diabolical hearts. One grave he cannot locate is that of the legendary beautiful Mircalla Karnstein. Years of peace follow that grisly night until Mircalla reappears to avenge her family's decimation and satisfy her desire for blood.
While The Vampire Lovers features the great Peter Cushing, you'd hardly notice with Ingrid Pitt, Madeline Smith, and Pippa Steele spilling their ample breasts all over the screen. The film may not hold a candle to Hammer's Dracula or Curse of Frankenstein, but this is a fun and fantastic film regardless.
Pitt plays the notorious and lustful Mircalla who starts working her way through the young ladies across the countryside. The dirty twist is that Mircalla drinks her victim's blood from their left breast rather than the neck, saucy!
Some of the dialogue is hilariously loaded, like "It was a giant cat" "My mouth was full of fur".
The whole film exudes that classic Hammer atmosphere and though it's light on plot it still delivers on entertainment.
The Vampire Lovers would have benefitted from more blood, beheadings and boobs and less old dudes talking. Other than that I give it 3 Severed Thumbs Up.

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