Vampyres (film)

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Directed by José Ramón Larraz
Produced by Brian Smedley-Aston
Written by D. Daubeney
Thomas Owen
José Ramón Larraz (uncredited)
Starring Anulka
Marianne Morris
Murray Brown
Music by James Clark
Cinematography Harry Waxman
Edited by Geoff R. Brown
Lurco Films
Distributed by Cambist Films (USA, theatrical)
Cinépix Film Properties Inc. (Canada, theatrical)
Release date
Running time
87 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Vampyres is a 1974 British erotic/lesbian vampire horror film directed by José Ramón Larraz. It was filmed on location in England.


Two beautiful women, Fran (Marianne Morris) and Miriam (Anulka Dziubinska) roam the English countryside. They lure unsuspecting men to their estate for orgies of sex and blood. But when an innocent young couple John and Harriett (Brian Deacon and Sally Faulkner)[1] stumble into the vampires' lair, they find themselves sucked into an unforgettable vortex of savage lust and forbidden desires.



Effective use is made of erstwhile Hammer horror set Oakley Court. Eroticism and graphic violence are interspersed with poetic dreamlike sequences, as when Fran and Miriam, after showering away the blood from their latest victim, flee to a nearby cemetery (Denham churchyard) at break of dawn.

Anulka had been Playboy's Miss May 1973, whilst Marianne Morris appeared naked in the October 1976 edition of British men's magazine Mayfair.

The making of the film was briefly covered in the 1974 BBC documentary 'The Dracula Business'.


Though initially heavily censored in the UK, it is now available uncut on DVD. The uncut Blu-ray was released by Blue Underground on 30 March 2010, and includes commentary with director José Ramón Larraz and producer Brian Smedley-Aston, interviews with stars Marianne Morris and Anulka, the international trailer, and the U.S. trailer.[2]

Alternate titles[edit]

  • Blood Hunger
  • Daughters of Dracula (USA)
  • Satan's Daughters
  • Vampyres, Daughters of Dracula (BRA),(MEX)
  • Vampyres: Daughters of Darkness (USA)


A remake, also called Vampyres, was directed by Víctor Matellano and released in 2015.[3]



  • Rigby, J. (2000). English Gothic: a century of horror cinema. London: Reynolds and Hearn Ltd. 

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