Director: Jesús Franco Run Time: 89 min. Release Year: 1971 Language: Spanish
Starring: Dennis Price, Ewa Strömberg, Heidrun Kussin, Paul Müller, Soledad Miranda
From the filmmaker whom the Vatican once called “the most dangerous director in the world”, this retelling of the “Dracula’s Guest” story has gained a following over the decades via its erotic flights of surreal imagery, psychedelic soundtrack, and iconic performance by Franco muse Soledad Miranda as the Countess.
Ewa Stoemberg (SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY) stars as Linda, a woman with recurring dreams about a woman seducing her. When Linda’s sent to an island off the coast of Istanbul, she meets the very Countess of those dreams. After quickly falling under the woman’s spell, Linda finds she’s not the only one with an obsession for the Countess. With a thin plot to roll with, Franco creates dazzling scenes of arty softcore bliss infused with psycho-sexadelic tunes. Restoration courtesy of Severin Films and the American Genre Film Archive.