Lèvres de sang (1975)

France, 1975
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, French

A French horror film directed by Jean Rollin.

Plot Summary

When he sees a photograph of a ruined castle by the sea, Frédéric begis to recall a repressed childhood memory. He goes looking for the castle only to find it inhabited by vampires.


Directed by: Jean Rollin
© [not given on screen]
An Off Production, Scorpion V, Nordia Films co-production
Executive Producers:
Produced by:
Original Screenplay: Jean Rollin
Adaptation: Jean Rollin, Jean-Loup Philippe
Dialogue: Jean-Loup Philippe
Director of Photography: Jean-François Robin
Editor: Olivier Grégoire
Original Music Composed and Directed by: Didier William Lepauw
Sound Engineer: Gérard Tilly
Make-up: Éric Pierre
Art Director: Alain Pitrel

Jean-Loup Philippe (Frédéric)
Annie Brilland [real name: Annie Belle.[/mfn] (Jennifer)
Natalie Perrey (Frédéric’s mother)
Martine Grimaud
Catherine and Marie-Pierre Castel (vampires)
Hélène Maguin
Anita Berglund
Claudine Beccarie (Claudine)
Béatrice Barnois
Sylvia Bourdon
Mireille Dargent
Paul Bisciglia (psychiatrist)
Willy Braque
Julien Etchevery
Serge Rollin (Frédéric as a child)

Alternative Titles

Aima sta heili ton parthenon – Greece
Heili pou estazan aima – Greece (DVD)
Lips of Blood – Finland
Lips of Blood – USA
Matomena heili – Greece
Suce-moi vampire – France
Suck Me, Vampire – USA



  • Fangoria no.190 (March 2000) p.74 – illustrated DVD review (DVD dungeon by Michael Gingold, Matthew Kiernan)
  • Film Comment vol.44 no.5 (September/October 2008) p.77 – illustrated DVD review (Cult pick: Lips of Blood by Maitland McDonagh)
  • Unifrance Film – La Production Cinématographique Française no.114 (1975) – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) pp.304-305
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.328-29, 357, 370, 396
  • French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier p.40
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.227
  • Vampire Films of the 1970s: Dracula to Blacula and Every Fang Between by Gary A. Smith pp.99-101; 214 – review; credits