Synopsis: Faithful to the sexy, twisted 1974 cult classic by Joseph Larraz, Vampyres is an English-language remake pulsating with raw eroticism, wicked sado-masochism and bloody, creative gore. Victor Matellano (Wax (2014, Zarpazos! A Journey through Spanish Horror, 2013) directs this tale set in a stately English manor inhabited by two older female vampires and with their only cohabitant being a man imprisoned in the basement. Their lives and lifestyle are upended when a trio of campers come upon their lair and seek to uncover their dark secrets, a decision that has sexual and blood-curdling consequences.
Infused with eloquent and atmospheric cinematography, impressive special effects makeup from master Colin Arthur (The NeverEnding Story, Conan the Barbarian, 2001: A Space Odyssey) and starring screen genre icon Caroline Munro (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, At the Earth’s Core, The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac, Slaughter High), Vampyres remains faithful to the original while creating its own neck-biting, sexually violent tale.
Sitges Film Festival - Spain - 2015
Rojo Sangre Film Festival - Argentina - 2015
Nocturna Film Festival - Spain - 2015
“A pulsating remake…It’s bloody, gory, and definitely pushes an erotic edge at the viewer. Those looking for erotic horror will want to check it out…If blood, nudity, and vampiric sex are your thing, Vampyres surely delivers in spades." - DoBlu
“Vampyres is a hell of a good film, and I highly recommend it. The concept here is simple, but the execution is excellent…The special effects in Vampyres are outstanding. There are many blood-bursting throat slashes throughout the film, and they all look excellent….I recommend giving it a look if you are a fan of Jess Franco or Tinto Brass, or just erotic horror in general. Well-executed with a lot of heart, this visual feast should definitely earn a place in your film library soon." - ShatteredRavings
“Vampyres is absolutely full of nudity and blood and sex and sometimes (actually, quite often) all of them at the same time. More than once we have scenes of two nude women kissing over the bleeding body of a man, then going back in for another bite before getting back to each other…Victor Matellano’s Vampyres is a fun film, one that brings back that special feeling we often attach to 1970s horror films. It is a well shot, stylish film with a fairly simple storyline that is complemented by a copious amount of blood and nudity.” - HorrorNews