Just as becoming, harshly, is one surrealist montage in black and white. The catch is the rather wooden dialogue and, perhaps subsequently, the acting. Mlle. Vadim is a blonde with a set expression on the prowl or in repose.
Best of all, Claude Renoir's superbly pastoral color photography of the Roman foot-hills, with their stately poplars and gnarled olive trees, and a truly imaginative use of the ancient Hadrian's Villa as a key backdrop, spice the plot with strange, antiquated pull. See the full list, related News, connect with IMDb. Learn more, people who liked this also liked. Horror, director: Camillo Mastrocinque, stars: Christopher Lee, Adriana Ambesi, Ursula Davis, horror, director: kos Rthonyi, stars: Adrian Hoven, Erika Remberg, Carl Möhner.
On the other hand, the picture is consistently beautiful to look at, and an admirably restrained fusion of eerie mood and haunting music. If the beauteous Mlle. Vadim's nocturnal prowlings seem familiar, her director-husband relies on low-key suggestion for the mayhem.
The vampire possesses her and leads her to kill and terrorise the inhabitants of the estate. But is it all in her mind, or is she really under the control of an ancient vampire ancestor?
Blood AND roses, screen play by Roger Vadim and Roger Vailland, based on a novel by Sheridan LeFanu; directed by M. Vadim and produced by Raymond Eger; presented by Paramount. At the De Mille Theatre, Seventh Avenue and Forty-seventh Street.
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