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Le Frisson des Vampires

The Shiver of the Vampires
Sex and the Vampire / Strange Things Happen at Night / The Terror of the Vampires / Thrill of the Vampires / Vampire Thrills

France 1970
produced by
Jean Rollin for Les Films ABC, Les Films Modernes
directed by Jean Rollin
starring Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Michel Delahaye, Jacques Robiolles, Marie-Pierre Castel (as Marie-Pierre Tricot), Kuelan Herce, Nicole Nancel, Dominique
written by Jean Rollin, Monique Natan, music by Acanthus

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Isle (Sandra Julien) and Antoine (Jean-Marie Durand) just got married, and on the way to their honeymoon, Isle insists on visiting her two cousins (Jacques Robiolles, Michel Delahaye) ... but when she arrives at their place, she learns from Isabelle (Nicole Nancel), the fiancée of both ot them (!), that they have died just the other day. Still, the servant girls of the cousins (Marie-Pierre Castel, Kuelan Herce) have prepared everything for Isle's and Antoine's arrival, and invite them to stay.

When they go to bed though, Isle insists that they sleep in seperate rooms and not consummate their marriage. That same night, out of a grandfather clock in Isle's room, steps vampire Isolde (Dominique) and seduces Isle. Meanwhile, Antoine wanders around in the castle and witnesses the maids performing some pagan ritual - which doesn't exactly calm his nerves.

The next day, the thought-to-be-dead cousins turn up very much alive (but of course, the audience knows they are vampires), and Isle feels strangely drawn to them, while before long, she can't stand the sun anymore (yes, she has been bitten by Isolde. By and by, Antoine gets a faint idea of what's going on, but he has no means convincing his wife to leave. The cousins meanwhile plan to make Isle their consort, much to the dismay of Isolde, their current consort. Ultimately, they even reveal their being vampires to Antoine, even invite him to join them - which he utterly refuses.

Finally, Antloine can persuade the servant girls - who are not vampires - to help him in defeating the vampires and thus free themselves. So shortly before sunrise, when the vampires are supposed to go back to their coffins, the girls remove all the covers from the crucifixes, denying the vampires access to their graves.

Antoine meanwhile carries Isle - not yet a vampire - to the beach, far enough away from the vampires as the thinks ... but the cousins have followed them and beg Isle to join them, even though, with the sun about to rise and their coffins to far away, they are doomed and have only minutes to live. Isle does indeed join them, and they bite her to become a vampire, just before the sun rises and takes the lives of all three of them ...

 

A typical Jean Rollin film, deliberately slow-moving, lyrical in atmosphere, featuring surrealist elements as well as elements directly from pulp horror, and of course also featuring vampires, a few naked girls and some lesbian sex - done in an elegant but not glossy way. The average horror fan or gorehound might not be too interested in Jean Rollin's oeuvre, but if you are familiar with his films, this is one of the best (and most typical) of them. And if you are just looking for somewhing different, a bit sexy, you might like this one as well.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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