Vampyros Lesbos
DVD cover
Directed by Jesús Franco
Produced by Artur Brauner
Karl Heinz Mannchen
Written by Jesús Franco
Jaime Chávarri
Starring Soledad Miranda
Ewa Strömberg
Andrés Monales
Dennis Price
Paul Müller
Music by Jesús Franco
Manfred Hübler
Sigi Schwab
Cinematography Manuel Merino
Editing by Clarissa Ambach
Distributed by Exclusivas Floralva Distribución S.A.
Release date(s) 15 July 1971
(West Germany)
1973 (Spain)
Running time 89 minutes
Country West Germany / Spain
Language German

Vampyros Lesbos is a 1971 erotic horror film directed and co-written by Jesús "Jess" Franco, inspired by Bram Stoker's short story Dracula's Guest.[1]

Plot Edit

On a remote island, beautiful bloodsucker Countess Nadine Oskudar (Soledad Miranda) lures unwary victims with her seductive nightclub act and sets her sights on silky blonde Linda (Ewa Strömberg), initiating her into the realm of love beyond the grave. After their first carnal encounter, Linda wanders the beach in a daze and falls under the care of Dr. Seward (Dennis Price), who's intent on using Nadine to become a vampire himself.

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Critical reception Edit

Christopher Null of said of the film, "As filtered through the drug-bombed haze of Jesús Franco, this mixture of vampires and sun-drenched Riviera setting is nonsense from the get-go, but if you like a little soft gore with your soft core, this is the movie for you."[2]

DVD Verdict said, "In this respect, I suppose Jess Franco was a pioneer, because he understood the advantages of excess. His stylish, over-the-top sensibilities—and the degree of excess he managed to pull off for next to nothing—make Vampyros Lesbos a cult gem that lives up to its stellar reputation."[3]

J.C. Maçek III of wrote, "The twisted concept of Naked Lesbian Vampires sunbathing without even a bottle of SPF 30 gives a whole new meaning to 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me'."[4]

Film score Edit

The film's score, composed by Manfred Hübler and Siegfried Schwab (a.k.a. The Vampires' Sound Incorporation), gained a cult following when it was rereleased. The score of the heavily cut Spanish version (entitled Las Vampiras) was composed by Franco under the name David Khune.

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