Via Elvira's Movie Macabre, we have a Paul Naschy film that The Vicar of VHS calls, "one of his lesser flicks." That is surely why Elvira picked it. Being a Naschy-novice, I went straight to Hulu, and this one the one film they had. It is a VTM*, so here goes.
*Vampire Titty Movie
Four hot chicks from Munich meet up with a male traveler of some sort as they travel through Count Dracula's domain. Luckily, their male companion know all about Dracula and the region. When they get to the sanatorium near the castle (really?) their coach breaks a wheel, the driver is killed by a spooked horse, and they have to seek refuge in the sanatorium. Fortunately, the new owner is there. He is a rich Austrian physician. Or is he?
Well, it looks like the gang will have to spend the week at the sanatorium, but oddly enough the doctor never seems to be around. I'm sure he's a busy man. Meanwhile, the München Mädchen (or Munich girls, if you prefer) decide to have a look around. You know, just in case there is something interesting in the old dump.
Most interesting of the four women is Senta (Rosanna Yanni, from Jess Franco's Kiss Me, Monster, and Two Undercover Angels). Senta spurs the girls on to investigating the old place, and has the hots for the doctor. The doctor, who of course is really Dracula, tries using her to bring his daughter back to life. He needs someone to fall in love with him, but unfortunately she also has to be a virgin. Her friends have been discussing Senta's sexual exploits for the whole film... So the Count moves on.
Eventually, it's like the whole place has gone vampire. It is a strange vampire movie, but I think has an at least original story. Naschy wrote the base material and the screenplay. It may not be great, but it is interesting. One of the best features, at least when it came out, was how they shot it in the dark. Vampire movies from this period are always so over-lit. This one is dark with eerie blue light. The problem is, at least with the print Elvira had, was how poor the film has held up. It is occasionally too dark for the decayed quality. There is some great cinematography to be had here. I say it is well worth watching.
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