The Shiver of the Vampires

The Shiver of the Vampires ★★★½

The 2022 Cult Movie Challenge
Week 40: Vampire Week

Just when I thought Jean Rollin was over my head and not appealing to me, The Shiver of the Vampires changes my mind.

Five films of his I've now seen and only vibed with one other. I have always appreciated his style and ambition it's the somewhat lack of plot and pacing that would deter me. The Shiver of the Vampires still has some plot issues I can't fully digest but the visuals and atmosphere are too damn good to completely write it off.

Huge focus on the way the cast move. The female vampires are eerie and seductive like the shot of the one inside the clock will forever sit in my mind. Rollin had a knack for unique horror basically going into arthouse realms. The Shiver of the Vampires is just pure art.

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