Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Top 10 Lesbian Vampire Flicks

AfterEllen.com - Top 10 Lesbian Vampire Flicks: "According to Andrea Weiss, author of Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in Film, “outside of male pornography, the lesbian vampire is the most persistent lesbian image in the history of the cinema.” So turn down the lights, ladies, and settle in for some Gothic gloom this Halloween season. It's time to pay homage to our fair forebear (and the lesbian vampire is always irresistibly hot) by running down 10 of the best lesbian vampire flicks out there."

6 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

Interesting. 4 of the 10 were from 1971 and 2 more from 1970.

Apparently the early 70s were the heyday of VLFs.

NTTAWWT

Todd Mason said...

That would be about the time one could first release a commercial, sexually-explicit horror film to Anglophone audiences worldwide.

Aside from being a lifelong horror fan and my best friend and frequent film-viewing companion being a lesbian (non-vampire), I'm not sure I have a good excuse for having seen all of these, but what can one do. I'm not sure they constitute my top ten, but it is a sad commentary that I'd have to agree the fun but flawed THE HUNGER is the best of the lot.

Bill said...

I regret to say that The Hunger is the only one I've seen.

Juri said...

I don't think I've seen the Rollin film in the list, but the ones I've seen have been truly horrible. Avoid them like plague. Same goes for Jess Franco, but someone might say I haven't seen the good ones.

Todd Mason said...

No, you've probably seen the shank or at least a representative slice of both Rollin and Franco, Juri, the work of both of whom is definitely an Acquired Taste, much as Russ Meyer's or Samuel Fuller's or Douglas Sirk's are. Only more slapdash. Or like Ed Wood, only with actual visual composition skills inconsistently applied.

Juri said...

I should say that Sam Fuller and Douglas Sirk should be liked each and everyone!