Celebrating Horror Movie Queen Erika Blanc!
Italian Actress Erika Blanc starred in a number of great Euro-sleaze horror films of the 70’s…movies with great titles and classic dread and gloom!
To celebrate “Shocktober” Day #11, we are going to dive into some of her great European horror gems!
Blanc starred win some terrific European horror films, and I want to focus on three of them here – let’s begin with some “Full Moon Virgins!”
The 1973 film “The Devil’s Wedding Night,” has a great title, but it wasn’t the only one: it was also AKA “Full Moon Of The Virgins”!
In a plot that sounds VERY much like “Countess Dracula”, Lady Dracula uses Dracula’s ring to lure beautiful girls to her castle, where she murders them so she can bathe in their blood.
There is a style and tone to early 70’s Euro-horror, which you will see here in the trailer:
I love the gothic, Eastern European feel to these films, set in the past when everyone feared Vampires, Werewolves and more – and women liked to bathe in blood!
Next up, what about a film with a poster that cries out:
“The Worms Are Waiting!”
“The Night Evelyn Came out of the Grave”
That is a GREAT poster, my horror friends! This 1971 shocker offers a modern take on horror.
A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them.
Here is the trailer:
While not a great film, it’s fun to watch and is, once again, a great example of the gritty, somber European horror film of the early 70’s…and obviously the camera loves Erika:
These films look inexpensive, some online have said “cheap”, but to me that’s part of the charm…they are gritty, slightly grimy little horror films that are a blast to watch.
One last film with Erika to share:
“The Devil’s Nightmare!”
In this 1971 film, Erika comes to stay at a castle with other guests, then proceeds to seduce and kill them, using their own sins against them.
Here is the trailer:
I haven’t seen this, but if I come across it, I’ll give it a shot, because Erika has a commanding screen presence…as you can see, she was one of Italy’s most popular sex kittens…
These European horror films that take place in dark castles and earlier times are fascinating to me, and here’s another great Cult Movie Queen who also loved to bathe in blood:
Ingrid Pitt was one of the greatest of her time – and you can see some of her greatest work by clicking here:
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Bravo to Erika Blanc for giving us a lot of “Shocktober” fun!