DVD Review – Female Vampire (1975)

Female Vampire, 1975.

Directed by Jesus Franco.

Starring Lina Romay, Jack Taylor, Alice Arno, Monica Swinn, Jesus Franco, and Luis Barboo.

Synopsis:

The last descendant of the evil Karlstein family of vampires lures unsuspecting victims to their doom.

The first release from new Screenbound Pictures imprint Maison Rouge, Female Vampire – a.k.a. Bare Breasted Countess – is something of an erotic classic from the 1970s. Directed by notorious purveyor of sleaze Jess Franco (A Virgin Among the Living Dead/Eugénie), the film is an otherworldly blend of softcore porn and the mildest of vampiric horrors, in as much as the lead character is introduced as a vampire and does indeed suck the bodily fluids of her victims (note – not just the blood) but there is very little gore and no other vampire folklore apart from the mention of her murderous ancestors.

The female vampire in question is Countess Irina Karlstein, played
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