Time For Cult Spanish Horror!
When people think of classic horror films, the term “Spanish horror” doesn’t usually come to mind.
In the 70’s however, there were a string of European shockers from Spain that are now back for a new generation to enjoy thanks to blu-ray!
“The Vampires Night Orgy!”
This cult gem was also known as “Orgy Of The Vampires”!
A bus full of tourists stops to visit a small town, not realizing it’s run by vampires!
These horror films have a special style that is unlike American horror films – with a much more colorful visual style and aggressive form of acting…
Another trend in the 70’s was to take more obscure films and create a”double feature” – two hits for the price of one! Here’s a unique Spanish horror double bill:
“It Happened At Nightmare Inn” and “Things From The Grave!”
Let’s first check in to the “Nightmare Inn”. Two older sisters run an inn in Spain…when they see how decadent their guests are, they kill them off!
Here is the trailer for the film, known here as “A Candle For The Devil!”
As you can see, an enterprising Producer created a horrific double bill, by adding “Things From The Grave!”
This was a staple of the 70’s: double bills that were full of sex, nudity, horror and suspense!
Movie fans were sometimes surprised by how much fun these double bills were – and great companies like Something Weird have released these double bills for fans to enjoy. You can read more about this classic era of the movie double bill here:
One Director who made a ton of these European horror films was Jess Franco!
“Lorna The Exorcist” was a classic example, courtesy of Franco, who shot in France, Spain, Greece – all across the continent!
Here is a look at some of his wildest!
If you want French Vampires instead, then this is for you:
“The Living Dead Girl”
French Director Jean Rollin made some of the more stylish horror films of the 70’s, such as the classic “Fascination”:
These are moody, offbeat horror films from Europe that are worth checking out – read about them here:
And finally, if you need more Vampires in your life, then sink you teeth into this!
That’s right, Jess Franco made one of the best early 70’s vampire films…read all about it here!
Let me know what you think of this “Vampire’s Orgy!”
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