Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5
Original title: Les Levres Rouges
Belgium/France/West Germany, 1971. Showking Films, Maya Films, Ciné Vog Films, Roxy Film. Scenario by Pierre Drouot, Harry Kumel, dialogue by Jean Ferry. Cinematography by Eduard van der Enden. Produced by Paul Collet, Henry Lange. Music by Francois de Roubaix. Production Design by Francoise Hardy. Costume Design by Bernard Perris. Film Editing by Denis Bonan, August Verschueren.
In this hilariously campy horror flick, vampire Delphine Seyrig and her equally devilish bloodsucking lover (Andrea Rau) stay at a posh European resort and seduce a handsome couple into their lair, killing the husband and keeping the beautiful wife for themselves. The young lady in question isn’t too sorry about the turnout, especially considering that her husband was emotionally abusive, but Rau becomes angry when she realizes that she is being replaced by younger blood. Great visuals and terrific sets make for the kind of movie that belongs right up there with Paul Morrissey’s Blood For Dracula and Dario Argento’s Suspiria.