Playgirls and the Vampire was made as an Italian cash-in on the success of Hammer's Horror of Dracula and being Italian the emphasis was placed on sex. Playgirls centres on five strippers who take shelter in a dark, gothic castle. One of their number, whilst wandering around naked in the middle of the night, is then bitten by the castle's resident vampire and she soon grows fangs the size of baseball bats and starts developing a taste for her blood filled sisters.
Whilst Playgirls and the
Vampire may not have the most original plot in the world it is full of dark and very striking gothic imagery and a number of vampyriric women whose sensual menace and surreal eroticism were to influence and be apparent in the later vampire films of Jean Rollin.
Can be seen as a precursor to Rollin's sexy vampire movies
Aurum Horror Film Encyclopedia
|Special Features||Trailer, Stills Gallery, An exclusive essay by the film's original distributor Richard Gordon, Director and cast filmographies|
|NOTE||Not for sale outside the UK and Eire|
|Region||PAL - Region 2|
|Suitable only for persons of 18 years and over.|
|Running Time||Approx 80 minutes|