Blood and Roses

May 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm (9 Heads, Blood and Roses) (, , , )

Blood and Roses – 1960 – France

Blood and Roses is a French flick adapting Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 novel Carmilla. Other adaptations include Vampyr (Danish, 1932), The Vampire Lovers (British, 1970), and The Blood Spattered Bride (Spanish, 1972). While Carmilla created the lesbian vampire archetype, this is barely apparent in the edited U.S. release of Blood and Roses, missing much sexuality from the French version. I find the resultant ambiguity intriguing, but some would disagree.

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