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The Velvet Vampire (1971)

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Lee and his wife Susan accept the invitation of mysterious, Diane, to visit her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when the couple, unaware that Diane is a vampire, realize that they are both objects of the pale temptress seductions.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Blodgett ... Lee Ritter
Sherry E. DeBoer ... Susan Ritter (as Sherry Miles)
Celeste Yarnall ... Diane LeFanu
Gene Shane Gene Shane ... Carl Stoker
Jerry Daniels Jerry Daniels ... Juan
Sandy Ward ... Amos
Paul Prokop Paul Prokop ... Cliff
Chris Woodley Chris Woodley ... Cliff's girl
Robert Tessier ... 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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She's Waiting To Love You...To Death See more »

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Horror

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1980 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Through the Looking Glass See more »

Filming Locations:

Joshua Tree, California, USA See more »

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New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Diane LeFanu's necklace was made out of a bloodstone. See more »

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Featured in Trailer Trauma Part 4: Television Trauma (2017) See more »

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Evil Hearted Woman
Written by Johnny Shines (as Johny Shines)
Performed by Johnny Shines (as Johny Shines)
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A natural copycat of vampire movies with the erotic touch.
3 March 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

Considered to be a cult horror classic, THE VELVET VAMPIRE is a real gimmick at expressing this, and isn't much of one. Hammer Studios, notorious for British cult movie addicts, developed a new style of their own with female vampire movies, circa 1970. It appeared as though New World Pictures tried to duplicate their thoughtful ideas with this tale of a dark-haired beauty luring victims into her passionate traps. That explains it! Just get a lovely broad who can drive a dune buggy, use the familiar old "Dracula" approach, update the setting to "contemporary" form, and you have this, a rip-off of what we, as die-hard horror fanatics, have seen thousands of times before. There aren't a whole lot of horrifying chills, but it easily makes up for the erotic suspense thrills of Celeste Yarnall, the sexy seductress with an a-"lure"-ing personality. Predictable it is, until you run into one of the most ludicrous climaxes I've ever seen, which is based on the DRACULA legend! Ugh!!! Not a bad little erotic showcase, but DEF BY TEMPTATION and VAMPYRES would be better examples.


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