and over: I.D. Required at door. WARNING: contains graphic
depictions of extreme sex and violence that might offend more
people than wed like to think.
The ultimate lesbian vampire film. Miriam (Dziubinska) and
Fran (Morris) are two beautiful women with a voracious taste
for blood that is matched only with that for each other. Every
now and then, one of the girls ventures out of their castle
to lure an unsuspecting man into a night of sex, after which
he invariably wakes up dazed, with bleeding gashes and bite
marks on his body ? if he isnt slaughtered and devoured
during the act itself. The vampiric huntresses keep one man,
Ted (A ZED AND TWO NAUGHTS Murray Brown), alive longer
than usual, sensually draining him nightly and leaving him
too weak to escape during daylight hours. The ensuing relationship
with their sexual captive is one of several fascinating elements
in this truly exceptional fairy tale-like horror classic.
VAMPYRES treads a fine line between grindhouse exploitation,
gothic horror and larger-than-life erotic fantasy. Its explicit
scenes of perversion and cruelty got the film banned across
Europe; however, this isnt a work of mindless sleaze.
There is a remarkable atmosphere of decadence and dreaminess,
balanced with a tongue-in-cheek (and gaping neckwound) sense
of ironic humor, and a subversive undertone of sexual politics.
Just the same, VAMPYRES became a staple on the 70s drive
in circuit, its infamy built on the films sheer outrageousness.
Its been at least 24 years since Montrealers have had
the chance to see this carnal crypt of saliva, sweat and blood
exhumed on the big screen. Next to no prints have survived
since its original 1974 release, making these series of rare
35mm screenings a true cause for celebration. Bring all your
bodily fluids, because VAMPYRES will make use of every drop!
de deux lesbiennes vampires habitant un château qui,
de temps à autre en sortent pour séduire des
hommes, les abuser sexuellement puis les éliminer de
diverses façons. Un conte gothique et sensuel (sexe
et violence extrême).