Monday, March 18, 2013

The Vampire and the Ballerina 1960 (L’amanti del Vampiro)




Movie Trailer (1:42)

"A troupe of beautiful young dancers find themselves stranded in a sinister, spooky old castle, not knowing that it is home to a group of vampires." ~imdb.com

Great article about this film: "Although THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA (originally L’amanti del Vampiro ["The Vampire's Lover]) is certainly not the most important continental European or even Italian horror film made in 1960, it is nevertheless of significance for a number of reasons. In the first place, it marks the directorial debut of Renato Polselli. Polselli is one of the more intriguing and under-examined figures in European cinefantastique. A philosophy graduate whose films express a distinctive, personal take on psychology, sexuality and morality, striving for freedom from convention and hypocrisy, he continually explored and pushed the boundaries of acceptability." ~Cinefantastique





2 comments:

Quimby54 said...

This movie is so bad it's .....well, bad.
The dialogue alone is enough to make you cringe, the picture on the whole I'd give a four out ten, there are some aspects of it that are worth the 88 minutes but they are few and far between.
If you want old Italian Vampire flicks, try Slaughter Of The Vampires, it's way better than this.

CZBZ said...

But the dance sequence, Quimby54! That alone is worth watching the movie, don't you think?

Thanks for the tip. I'll look for Slaughter of the Vampires and add it to the list!