The Velvet Vampire
Directed by Stephanie Rothman
A married couple are invited to the desert home of bisexual female vampire Diane LeFanu, not realizing she’s a centuries-old bloodsucker keen on adding them both to her stable of lovers. Female vampires who swing both ways have been a staple of the genre since Sheridan LeFanu’s “Carmilla” and 1936’s DRACULA’S DAUGHTER. But THE VELVET VAMPIRE stands out for being one of the few such tales directed by a woman, in this instance cult director Stephanie Rothman (TERMINAL ISLAND) who mixes gauzy erotic dream sequences, comedy and nightmarish neck-biting in very fun fashion.
A married couple are invited to the desert home of a bisexual female vampire.
Cast: Michael Blodgett, Sherry E. DeBoer, Celeste Yarnall
The cinematography for the dream scenes and what I thought was a brilliant soundtrack were the high points. Those scenes and the soundtrack could have been from a Prog album. Otherwise it was not particularly good. The ending was kind of predictable.
Honestly... the story was lacking, despite the potential it had to be amazing. The acting felt very forced from the main characters. I know it was the 70s, but good acting was still achievable then... It could have been improved with a bit more attention to the script. There seemed to be no motivation for the vampire's actions which made it unbelievable. It would have been better if she had lured them there to turn them into vampires and keep them in a sexy little triad of passion but hey ho. Worth watching for the atmosphere and stuff. Desert-dwelling vamps always interest me haha.
I was promised a bisexual vampire but the only real bisexual in this movie was Susie who was also hot. But also no girl kissing. that is why 2 star
Cheesy af. But Celeste Yarnall is hot, so I guess its worth the time, but do not expect literally anything, because there's nothing of value here except the good looks of Celeste.