Monday, August 17, 2020

Vampiress Review: The Invasion of the Vampires

The Gist:  A vampire count is leading men to their deaths by enticing them with his hypnotized daughter and it is up to an outsider doctor to figure out what's going on and stopping it.

Female Vampire Factor: Only one in the film is the countess.  She's dead most of the film but the way the lore in this film works when the count is killed everyone he has bitten comes back as a vampire so once he's staked in his (very cheesy) bat form.
The vampires he's turned rise from their coffins including the countess.

Final Opinion: So this is the second film in the Count Frankenhousen series from Mexico with the first being 1962's "The Bloody Vampire". Both films center around the vampire count and his loyal human servant Brunhilde using the local village as his own personal blood bank.  Brunhilde wants to be a vampire so her loyalty comes from the promise that the count will turn her one day.
I give the film a Vampire Beauty Rating of 2 out of 5.  Pretty much one female vampire scene out of two films (the first film has mostly women being bitten but no turning).  I'd recommend Italy's Cave of the Living Dead from 1964 which pretty much tells the same story as this but with more female vampirism (which isn't saying a lot honestly).

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