Looking for a bloody good time? Then it’s time for some erotic vampires! And since David Bowie has released new music for the first time in a decade, let’s celebrate by looking back at his foray into vampire erotica!
It all started for Bowie when Susan Sarandon was thirsty for some action…and since we are on the subject of erotic vampires, I’ve got this for you too…
From the beginning of film, we have loved to hang out with blood suckers…here are two examples of the genre getting sexy – one a low budget classic, the other a high gloss 80’s tale with big stars and erotic pretensions!
“You’ll be back. When the hunger knows no reason! And then you’ll need to feed, and you’ll need me to show you how.”
In the 80’s, horror went glossy and pretentious, thanks in great part to “The Hunger”, which attempted to elevate horror into a more artistic realm. What a great tagline: “Nothing Human Loves Forever.”
And what a cast! Check out the trailer:
“The Hunger” was the directorial debut of the late Tony Scott, brother of “Alien” Director Ridley Scott. Tony went on to make such classics as the iconic “Top Gun” and Tarantino’s “True Romance.”
His first film was an arty attempt to take on the horror film…Catherine Deneuve stars as the Egyptian vampire lady Miriam, who subsists on the blood of her lovers.
Deneuve in a horror film was unique at the time. In return for her blood lust, the guys or girls don’t age… until Miriam has enough of them…then, things turn quickly.
Unfortunately that’s currently the case with David Bowie, who plays John – after being tossed out, his life expectancy is below 24 hours. Desperately he seeks help from the famous Dr. Sarah Roberts, played by Susan Sarandon.
David Bowie is terrific – he hasn’t acted much, but obviously classic movies like “The Man Who Fell To Earth” showed him as a dynamic actor…here he was in the midst of his 80’s run of hits like “Modern Love”, which this film could be:
David Bowie said that, in order to make his voice suitably hoarse for when he aged so drastically in the movie, he stood on the George Washington Bridge every night and screamed all the punk rock songs he knew. So how did it affect his voice?
Bowie Sings Again!
Well, according to this new music, he sounds great! Bowie is back with new music, beginning with this hypnotic video for “Where Are We Now?” Here it is in case you haven’t seen it…
Bowie is a creative visionary, and that video is no exception. Just like that new song, “The Hunger is a moody, erotic thriller that added a much-needed erotic twist to the horror genre – even if it’s got a few pretentious ideas about how to tell a horror story…
It Ain’t Bowie, But It Sure Is Bloody!
Just in case you need some more vintage vampire erotica, I have a good one for you – and no such pretentions here!
Lust For A Vampire! Ghoulish! Gory! Ghastly!
With a title like this, you don’t need to imagine much!
In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla – or as she was in 1710, Carmilla.
The nearby Finishing School offers rich pickings not only in in the blood of nubile young ladies but also with the headmaster who is desperate to become Mircalla’s disciple!
“The Blood Of Nubile Young Ladies!”
And with that, the vampire movie storms right into the more relaxed cinema of the early 70’s…it was an era when erotic undertones were added to every genre to keep audiences engaged…
There were a number of erotic horror films in the early 70’s, a classic time for campy horror and lots of blood and flesh!
Grind On, Hammer!
This was a time of grindhouse theaters in the US, that needed films all day and night – this was perfect…lots of blood and nudity to keep the cheap seats filled…
Check out these two examples of bloody vampire fun!