Newlyweds Antonio and Ise arrive at an old castle owned by the bride's cousins. On their arrival they learn of the death of their cousins, but decide to stay at the castle for the time being. Weird things start to happen as it is slowly revealed that Vampires are admist with the desire to turn them into vampires/seduce them much like what happened to the aforementioned cousins. Typical of a Rollin film, the plot or story doesn't really matter all that much, opting to create a dreamlike nightmarish atmosphere with the viewer having very little idea what could happen next. The film uses colored lighting much more than his other films I have seen-lavish red's and greens light up sets creating beautiful visuals which complement the Gothic atmosphere quite well. Rollin is very interested in the eroticism and seduction elements of Vampirism, and it's explored in great detail in this particular film as the wife of the young couple is slowly engulfed by this seduction. Per usual, it's an interesting piece from Rollin with lot's of great compositions and trippy sequences. The only reason it's rated lower is its lack of bite when it comes to the ending.
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