Episode 9 – Erotic European Vampires

Larrez. Rollin. Franco. Do those names mean anything to you? And if so, what images come to mind? For those that are aware of those names and their work, you might have an image of a vampire or two floating through your mind. In this episode, we take a look at 3 unique vampire films that are quite different than what most would consider a traditional genre entry, and each from a different director. We cover Jose Larrez’s Vampyres (1974), Jean Rollin’s Fascination (1979), and Jess Franco’s Vampyros Lesbos (1971).

Films mentioned in this podcast:

Black Candles (1982)

Count Dracula (1970)

The Demoniacs (1974)

Deviations (1971)

The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)

Diabolical Dr. Z (1966)

Dracula (1931)

Fascination (1979)

Female Vampire (1973)

Grapes of Death (1978)

Living Dead Girl (1982)

Lust for a Vampire (1971)

The Nude Vampire (1970)

The Rape of the Vampire (1968)

She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)

The Shiver of the Vampires (1971)

Symptoms (1974)

Vampire Lovers (1970)

Vampyres (1974)

Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

One thought on “Episode 9 – Erotic European Vampires

  1. Back in the good old days of video stores, I went into one of our local ones looking for the 1974 film Vampyres, which I knew they had, but didn’t see it on the shelves. So I go up to the counter and asked the kid behind the counter “Do you have the movie Vampyres? It’s the one spelled with a ‘Y’.”

    He looked up from his computer and said “Yampires?”

    From that point on, I now and forever refer this erotic bloodsucking epic from Jose Larraz as simply Yampyres!


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