The Velvet Vampire
The Velvet Vampire (1971)

In this horror film, an alluring California woman, Diane (Celeste Yarnall), meets and befriends, Lee (Michael Blodgett) and Susan (Sherry Miles), a newly married couple. The newlyweds are delighted to be invited to spend some time at… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 13, 1971
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Owen
Time Out

It's hard to dislike a movie that strives so hard to offend the vampire fan base.

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TV Guide

This is a disappointing horror film from director Stephanie Rothman, whose Terminal Island is one of the more interesting exploitation items from the 1970s.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It is to be recommended only if you can see it at the New Amsterdam on 42d Street, where audiences loudly, freely and obscenely associate with the action on the screen.

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Fernando F. Croce

A humid and elegant reworking of the vampire myth as an explicit challenge to the limits of the "liberated" couple

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A highly intelligent, deftly poetic reimagining of the vampire myth, with the theme of fatal sexuality transferred to a female character.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
The story is familiar, a couple find themselves guests at the home of a vampire, but this is a particularly 70s take on it, and a somewhat sexual one too. I… More
Bruce Bruce
This movie has about 5 different names, Velvet Vampire, Cemetery Girls, The Devil Is a Woman, The Waking Hour , and Through the Looking Glass , but none of the… More