Vampirella, a sexy vampiress in a skimpy costume, travels from Drakulon to Earth to seek revenge on the evil vampires who murdered her father. Adam Van Helsing, leader of a high-tech, globe-trotting, anti-vampire squad helps out. Thirsty for justice, she’ll settle for blood.
Not As Bad As You Might Imagine!
For a Roger Corman production this is pretty good. It’s an adaptation of an adult comic book from the 70s and 80s. The movie pretty much follows the comic but Vampirella’s costume has been modified–the original was too skimpy for an R rated film!
The film isn’t perfect–the dialogue is lousy, the story is needlessly convuluted and there’s two truly horrible performances by Soto and Paul–but who watches this for the acting and plot? Daltrey REALLY chews the scenery as Vlad and hunky Brian Bloom gives a very good performance as Demous.
Lots of action, violence and fun–never a dull moment. A true camp classic.
And John Landis and Angus Scrimm have cameos!