SFX - - Reviews - Nick Setch­field

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Mi­cro-bud­get au­teur Jesús Franco al­ways cared more about tit­il­la­tion than ter­ror. This tale of the un­dead adds a black-gloved touch of the gi­allo genre to the crypts and fangs – the Count looks like an em­balmed Riviera roué – but Franco’s not es­pe­cially in­ter­ested in scares, only the chance to roam over his un­der­clad cast. The pace drags but the ’70s Eurochic at­mos­phere is as heady as a Cam­pari-soaked fever dream.

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