However playful this flick is, it is also stylish and suspenseful. The eroticism missing from American horror in this era, is piled high in Italian horror. The hard to find DVD is now available on Amazon. Though some of the vampire effects may be slightly cheesy, the seductiveness of the damsels is first-class.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The Playgirls and the Vampire, Raw Naked Terror
"Raw Naked Terror" is the perfect tagline for 1960's "The Playgirls and the Vampire" (especially the Naked part). From Italy, director Piero Regnoli cast five very shapely actresses to play damsels in uber distress. Much of the film has these vixens clad in see through negligees, or just plain nude. However much danger our lovelies find themselves in, they always find time to rehearse seductive dance numbers or meticulously put on, or take off 1960s type European undergarments. In addition to all of the aforementioned frolic, we have a neat Gothic vampire tale set in a cool old castle, with a few well placed twists at the end.