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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Vampyres is a 1974 British erotic/lesbian vampire horror film directed by José Ramón Larraz. It was filmed on location in England.



Two beautiful women roam the English countryside, luring unsuspecting men to their estate for orgies of sex and blood. But when an innocent young couple stumble into the vampires' lair, they find themselves sucked into an unforgettable vortex of savage lust and forbidden desires.



Effective use is made of erstwhile Hammer horror set Oakley Court. Eroticism and graphic violence are interspersed with poetic dream-like sequences, as when Fran and Miriam, after showering away the blood from their latest victim, flee to a nearby cemetery (Denham churchyard) at break of dawn.

Anulka had been Playboy's Miss May 1973, whilst Marianne Morris appeared naked in the October 1976 edition of British men's magazine Mayfair.


A novelisation was published in 2001 by Tim Greaves, a fan of the film.


Though initially heavily censored in the UK, it is now available uncut on DVD, the uncut Blu-Ray will released on 30 March 2010, include commentary with director José Ramón Larraz and producer Brian Smedley-Aston, interviews with stars Marianne Morris and Anulka, the international trailer, and the U.S. trailer.

Alternative titles

  • Blood Hunger
  • Daughters of Dracula (USA)
  • Satan's Daughters
  • Vampyres, Daughters of Dracula
  • Vampyres: Daughters of Darkness (USA)


  • Rigby, J. (2000) English Gothic: a century of horror cinema. London: Reynolds and Hearn Ltd.

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