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Vampyres (1974)

Although shot in just three weeks on a shoestring budget, this Spanish/British production is an incredibly stylish and erotic horror film, set in the UK with a mainly British cast.

Fran (Marianne Morris) and Miriam (Anulka Dziubinska) are stunningly attractive bisexual vampires.  The sexy she-vamps lure single male motorists from a secluded road, inviting them back to their castle in the country for what the men hope will be the night of their lives.

And it is – until midnight comes and the vampyres set about their prey like rabid dogs.

Catching the eye of Fran, Ted (Murray Brown) is spared and becomes her sexual plaything, although she keeps him weak by draining the blood from him at night.

John (Brian Deacon) and Harriet (Sally Faulkner) are a couple on a country caravanning holiday who park up near the castle, and view the comings and going with suspicion. Could they save the day or will they become the next hapless victims?

All is revealed as the film progresses to a rather disappointing and confusing climax.

The house used for the castle exteriors is Oakley Court, used in several Hammer films and for The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was later turned into a luxury hotel.

Fran
Marianne Morris
Miriam
Anulka Dziubinska
Ted
Murray Brown
John
Brian Deacon
Harriet
Sally Faulkner
Playboy
Michael Byrne
Rupert
Karl Lanchbury
Receptionist
Margaret Heald
Manager
Douglas Jones
Estate Agent
Gerald Case
American Lady
Bessie Love
American Man
Elliott Sullivan

Director
José Ramón Larraz (as Joseph Larraz)