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William Hughes – Lust For A Vampire

Posted by demonik on August 2, 2007

William Hughes – Lust For A Vampire (Sphere, 1971)

Lust For A Vampire

Given that the film is so marvelously off the wall, this is a plodding, strangely subdued retelling which doesn’t come close to recalling the glories of the movie. I think t’s possible the fault was with me, reading it when I wasn’t in the right frame of mind, although the way the demise of a central character is skipped over in a couple of “… and then this happened” sentences suggests the author was functioning on auto-pilot.

Mind you, Mr. Hughes didn’t have tops theme song Strange Love to fall back on when the going got ’emotional’, so he was on a hiding to nothing.


One Response to “William Hughes – Lust For A Vampire”

  1. christine said

    Sumptuous, fun, acting often cringeworthy, dialogue heavyhandedly melodramatic, plotting so-so… Lust for a Vampire is most underrated Hammer film you can find. Marshmallow soft lesbianism is hardly sleazy – hey, this is Hammer, not Hustler – and the cocktail of vamps, catles, misty graveyards and other goodies is .. well sumptuous, if you like that stuff. I love it.

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