Directed by: Jean Rollin
Actors: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles, Michel Delahaye, Marie-Pierre Castel
Also known as: Strange Things Happen at Night, Le frisson des vampires, Thrill of the Vampires, The Terror of the Vampires
Description: Erotica, vampire horror, surrealism. One of the most stylish movie directed by thrash 70 Jean Rollin. Lesbian love, vampire theme, costumed performances, beautiful young woman, a surreal story – a complete set of this classic film 70.
Review : It is extremely strange film. Rollin in this flick was trying to please and the fans of trash and the fans of gothic horror. In the end, he was in the middle between these varieties of the genres and have not made a single step in the direction of any of them. Therefore, the fans will be only disappointed.
Judge by yourself. For trash, we have crazy scenario in an amicable delusional heroes and psychedelic atmosphere of the seventies. Lacks only one thing: the dynamics of action. In the film, all of which are devoted to a half hour leisurely sucking the life out of the victim, and you can get bored. Rollin is trying to diversify the plot occasionally with appearing of a naked ass, but those are showing too slowly to interest for a long time.
On the other hand, we see a beautiful and very stylish film, with all the gothic relying attributes – the castle, the cemetery, and finishing with machinery (special effects). But under pressure from a script it falls to the individual episodes, which remain in memory after viewing. Perhaps because of just such moments, “Shiver Of The Vampiress” do not cause a clear rejection.