Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle George Michael - MTV Replugged Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer Review

on 10 January 2005
This film is an appalling waste of time-- in fact when I watched it I was so bored I hit the Fastforward button with the intention of hitting Play again when it seemed to be livening up-- sadly it never did.
To label this film 'horror' is something of a joke-- it's about as scary as Crackerjack doing a Dracula spoof-- the other reviewers' comments about the build-up of atmosphere, etc are just not true. And when a sequence has potential to be scary, eg the rising of the female vampires from their coffins (note: two of them (twins maybe?) look uncanninly like Sally Thomsett), it is ruined by some of the actresses grinning in an embarrassed way! Mind you, the fangs they are wearing are about as convincing as dangling a couple of pieces of Monster Munch from your bottom lip.
The storyline is coherent enough in my opinion, but there are certain sequences added purely for titilation value-- the whole scene at the photographer's is completely gratuitous. The acting is terribly wooden-- apparently Rollin is one of these directors who employs non-actors, which in itself can be ok, but if you were going to cast a film using non-professionals then you'd hopefully have the sense to use people who are half-way decent instead of the worst performers imaginable.
However, it does not take the greatest leap of understanding to realise the preferred attributes for which the majority of the cast were picked, suffice it to say practically every female in the film sheds her clothes at some point.
Yet to call this film 'erotic' would also be completely overstating the case. A bland, uncomfortable flesh-show would be closer to the truth.
Also, the photo itself of the castle, claimed to be so creepy and powerful if you listen to the script, is bland and badly taken.
This is my first experience of the much lauded Jean Rollin, though I am more than familiar with a wide range of both horror movies and of the greatness of European cinema-- I can only conclude that Rollin is a hopeless amateur, a charlatan of the Emperor's New Clothes school of film-making and a sad voyeur.
0Comment| 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.


Product Details

3.2 out of 5 stars
6
3.2 out of 5 stars
£9.99+ £1.26 shipping