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The Velvet Vampire (1971)

R | | Horror | 13 October 1971 (USA)
Sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid, but pretty wife, Susan accept the invitation of mysterious vixen Diane LeFanu to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when ... See full summary »

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Lee Ritter
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Susan Ritter (as Sherry Miles)
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Gene Shane ...
Carl Stoker
Jerry Daniels ...
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Sandy Ward ...
Amos
Paul Prokop ...
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Chris Woodley ...
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Biker (as Bob Tessier)
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Sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid, but pretty wife, Susan accept the invitation of mysterious vixen Diane LeFanu to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when the couple, unaware at first that Diane is in reality a centuries-old vampire, realize that they are both objects of the pale temptress' seductions. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Celeste Yarnall learned how to drive a dune buggy for her part. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Girl Ghouls (1996) See more »

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Written by Johnny Shines (as Johny Shines)
Performed by Johnny Shines (as Johny Shines)
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Underrated, unique take on the vampire tale
7 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

THE VELVET VAMPIRE is really one of the most underrated vampire movies, and well worth searching for a copy. Not available on DVD, the film's long out of print VHS tapes have sold for high amounts on eBay. Directed by 70s cult director Stephanie Rothman, THE VELVET VAMPIRE is a very low budget, yet very well done movie. I saw it screened in a theater once, in 1981, on a double bill with DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS. It was a perfect double feature, yet THE VELVET VAMPIRE does not have anywhere near the strong cult following DAUGHTERS OF DAKRNESS has achieved. A young couple meet a beautiful, mysterious woman in an art gallery in downtown Los Angeles. She invites them to spend the weekend at her desert home. They both have dreams of being seduced by her, and the dreams, in one way or another, become a reality. Celeste Yarnall is outstanding as Diane, The Velvet Vampire, and it always puzzled me that she did not achieve greater success as an actress.


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