Wednesday, October 22, 2014
October Movie Challenge: Vampire's Night Orgy (1973)
Well after last night's suck fest (eh eh) tonight's movie was a pleasant surprise. While searching for more Bathory movies this one came up. I had never heard of this one before and really did not know what to expect, but the title was not giving a lot of faith.
But I have discovered that there is a certain charm to Spanish Horror of the 1970s and this one did not disappoint.
A group of travelers looking for work end up stranded in a remote village. They arrive at night and no one is around. They soon discover that everyone was at the cemetery where they stood vigil over the grave of a recently deceased towns person. In truth they are all vampire spawn controlled by the local countess (played by Helga Liné) who plans to feed of these new comers.
In what has to be the creepiest scene in the movie the Mayor informs some of the towns-folk that the countess will provide them with the meat the new-comers need to eat. So the villagers take to chopping up others to provide them with the meat they need.
Our hero is not like some of the virtuous found in most horror movies. He is a lone American and something of a Peeping Tom. He finds a hole in the wall that separates him from the our heroine.
All in all there is some very creepy scenes and elements in this movie and it makes actually quite fun to watch. I could have done with out Violet's death though.
The DVD I have is presented in a very odd format. It looks like a letter box transfer from a VHS. The image is not very sharp but still pretty clean.
I will admit I am not a big fan of the soundtrack, but it is the 70s so that is to be expected really. A little too experimental jazz/Jean-Luc Ponty for my taste.
It dawns on my that this would make for a great adventure. The PCs come to a town and all the villagers are acting weird. They fear the count living up in the castle. Turns out they are all the vampires and the Count is the only human for miles and he/she is the only keeping them from spreading out into the world.
Tally so far: 29 Total Watched / 20 New
What do you find scary?
October Horror Movie Challenge hosted by Krell Laboratories.