1960 | color | 1 Hr 10 Min | Horror | NA | Nord Film Italiana
Writer: Piero Regnoli (story and screenplay)
What is better than sparkling Vampires? How about 5 playgirl go-go dancers? Well with no glitter like today's playgirls. In fact, these girls are prim and propper oh those Italians and their crazy horror movies. But let's be fair Piero Regnoli brings a fun little flick that has more going for it then you would expect.
The one thing that sticks out to me is the look and feel that the movie transfers you into. You can almost smell the musty cold dungeon. I also really enjoyed the vision when it comes to the lighting and the way it was filmed. The only time I was taken out of the movie's atmosphere happens when the dubbing does not come close to the movement on the screen.
In 1959 Russ Myer stepped up the erotica in the film "The Immoral Mr. Teas" that kicked off the Nudie-cutie movement. When your watching Playgirls you wonder what it would have looked like if they would have waited a few more years. For such a suggestive title and a film that was considered and Adult Flim, this movie falls way short on nudity, and that is ok. We get some see-through lingerie at time's and one pair of breast's hidden in the shadows, those Italians know how to rock!
One of the most rememberable moments comes from the soundtrack with its piercing violin's and its melodic score help you wrap your mind into the world before you. As well as the folly work on Playgirls with sound effects hitting on all the right levels.
Even the special effects for a low budget flick are pretty spot on. In conclusion, Playgirls and the Vampire is a slow burn that leaves you wanting just a bit more. This was a fun little vampire story that was just a bit ahead of its time.
2 Bloody Brains out 5
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