What I Liked: The production and costume design is gorgeous. All of the locations and sets looked grand and elegant as well as ominous and creepy. Beautiful work on the visuals all around.
It’s nice to see a vampire tale not set in modern day. This one takes place in the late 1700’s and man is it refreshing. Shit eventually goes down the same old way but it was great to be put into a slightly different mindset just by changing up the time period.
Ok, I’m gonna put my gentlemanly-ness aside for a minute and admit that all of the nudity was appreciated. This was made in 1970 so that kinda shit was starting to become more acceptable in mainstream films. It’s just so funny how the seducing vampiress bites some of her female victims on the boob. I mean there was no other reason to have that happen other than to show some broad’s tits. Good job.
Excellent title. Sexy, sultry, scary.
What I Didn’t Like: Not a ton is explained very well and that certainly lessened the enjoyment a little. It’s confusing for a while what exactly is happening and who’s who and all of that. I understood the basic plot but the picture could’ve been structured in a clearer manner.
Overall Impression: Another cool Hammer horror delight. It’s got a bunch of the things that make a Hammer production so easy to get into. There’s an intriguing plot, solid acting, plenty of the actual monster/creature/supernatural type thing, the pacing feels leisurely but the story actually moves well and the production quality is easy on the eyes.
I don’t think this is a must see but it’s fun and even adds a touch of class to your Halloween season. Sure, it’s mostly the accents and time period but a touch of class just the same. Check out this vampire infested boob fest.