Halloween Horrors 50 for 31: Vampires’ Night Orgy

October 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

It was only a matter of time before a Spanish horror movie popped up on me this year. Vampires’ Night Orgy may be one of the better Spanish horror movies I have seen in this set. Two strikes against it are the unfortunate title and the poor lighting. The title is misleading, at no point is there ever an orgy in this movie. Unlike a lot of European horror movies I have seen lately, there isn’t even nudity in Vampires’ Night Orgy. 

A group of tourists on a bus have their driver drop dead from a heart attack.They stop off at the nearest sleepy village, so sleepy in fact that no one is around in the village. Everyone turns in for the evening, breaking into an Inn and helping themselves to rooms. Ernesto, a gruff fellow who knows how to drive the bus, wanders off at night and gets attacked by villagers. At this point I thought the movie was about ghouls or zombies. But no, the village is run by the Countess and the Major. The bus gets disabled and it appears they are stuck to get picked off one by one. Caesar, an actor from the group, entertains the Countess for the evening. She reveals her vampire teeth and bites him, then feeds him to the crowd. What they exactly do is confusing because both her and Ernesto show up later as Vampires. There is even a creepy little kid who turns the little girl from the group into a vampire. That’s really dark for a movie from 1974!

Luis is a handsome gentleman who has his car break down in the town as well. He teams up with Alma, a single woman from the group. Before it’s all said and done, they are the only human’s left. Luis finds a way to start his car. It turns out that vehicular homicide is pretty effective vs vampires. He runs down crowds of people. As they drive away, the Countess appears in the backside. A silver, I assume, hairpin to the throat takes care of her. She turns to maggots when they finally hit the sunlight. When they get to the next town, they alert the cops who say there is no village in that location. Turns out they are right. The town doesn’t exist. Was this Silent Hill or something?

Ironically, the plot for this movie would work  better as a video game. What I liked about this movie was it was simple. It is a pretty simplistic vampire movie. The lighting is horrible which really sinks the movie. The story and performances though are all really basic and well done. An interesting subplot features the town butcher asking for limbs from the citizens so they can make meat for the tourists. Now that’s just creepy. I suppose vampire meat would taste different than human meat. I still can’t decide if their are elements of cannibalism or not in this movie. Point being, they didn’t try to be to clever or do too much. The movie flows well from scene to scene. You really think the child is going to get out of this mess alive but she doesn’t, which is a weird twist.

Vampire Night Orgy was a pretty enjoyable little movie. It was easy to follow, the story unfolds from scene to scene. I don’t know what the average movie goer would think of this movie. I think its easy enough to watch that it won’t turn off most people. The grimy look of the film might be a big turn off though. Bad movie fans will probably be disappointed because it’s not a bad movie. It’s not a very long movie, which is good because the premise runs pretty thin by the end. If they changed the title and hired a cinematographer, this may have been a well remember, gem of a film. As of right now, it’s not a must see but give it a chance if you’re feeling up to it.

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