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also known as The Vampire's Final Prey

The Playgirls and the Vampire1960

  • 3.0
After skipping out on an unpaid hotel bill, a busload of curvaceous showgirls is forced off the road by a thunderstorm. They rely on the hospitality of a nearby castle, where reclusive Count Kernassy nearly orders them away until he sees Vera, a leggy dancer who is a dead ringer for his beautiful ancestor Margherita! Unfortunately, Vera is also attracted to the Count's two-hundred year old bloodthirsty ancestor, who is a dead ringer for his descendant! Made in 1960, Piero Regnoli's THE PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE was one of the earliest Italian horror films. More importantly, it was one of the first horror films from any country to mix Gothic horror and explicit eroticism. Horror films may have been a favorite with young audiences in America, but in European countries the genre was always restricted to adult viewing. In the late 1950s British fight films like JACK THE RIPPER, THE HELLFIRE CLUB and MANIA were released in France containing nude scenes shot exclusively for their continental release.

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Fcf6fb169196e4e741748e3f5c431fb4? m 0084
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Gothic settings, storms and flashes of lightning, pretty women on display, a silly plot involving a vampire... This is another fun early Italian horror film that takes its time getting from one scene to the next.

The Playgirls and the Vampire is a definitely a prime candidate for recreating that Saturday night horror movie program experience.

8de8e285cdceb4ca65268665f02961df? f 0079
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Fun. I like these early euro-horror flicks. Simple style, a bit melodramatic, but fun. I will say,though, that these girls where about as uncoordinated in the dancing scene as anyone could possibly be.

It Is God Says Bruno In Love!

very good

Another So-So movie.