The Nude Vampire is the 1970 horror film directed by Jean Rollin. Pierre, a young, bored rich person, stumbles upon a mysterious woman. She seems to recover quickly and is the object of worship for a suicide cult. It turns out that Pierre’s father is behind it all. He explains to his son that the young woman is a vampire, whom they’ve built an elaborate deception around her so she doesn’t find out what she really is. They’re also hiding her from a group of vampires led by an old man. However, the elder vampire tells Pierre to free the young woman and bring her to them. It turns out that the real truth is something not even the cult can fathom.
It’s an okay horror movie with a neat twist. The viewer gets the feeling that Pierre’s father just wants to experiment on the young woman rather than protect her. This almost seems like a sci-fi movie near the end, since it turns out that they aren’t vampires. In fact, Pierre turns out to be one of the immortals, which raises some questions about his birth. Although not all of the questions are answered, it really doesn’t hurt the movie. The info dump at the end might be annoying for some viewers who prefer the mystery. It’s a nice twist that the elder vampire turns out to be a hero in the end. Honolulu horror fans should rent this movie.
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