The Velvet Vampire (1971)

USA, 1971
35mm film, Metrocolor, 1.78:1
mono, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American horror film directed by Stephanie Rothman.

Plot Summary

A young couple accept the invitation of the mysterious Diane LeFanu to join her at her home in the desert. Too late the couple come to realise that their host is a centuries-old vampire.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Stephanie Rothman
© MCMLXXI [1971] New World Pictures, Inc.
New World Pictures *
Executive Producer: Roger Corman *
Produced by: Charles S. Swartz
Production Manager: Marty Katz
Assistant Production Manager: Mike Castle
Written by: Maurice Jules and Charles S. Swartz & Stephanie Rothman
Assistant Director: Marty Katz
Second Assistant Director: Mike Levine
Script Supervisor: Judy Redlin
Director of Photography: Daniel LaCambre
Assistant Cameraman: Gilbert Thevenaz
Key Grip: Mike Shore
Film Editors: Stephen Judson, Barry Simon
Assistant Editor: Dale Beldin
Music Produced by: Clancy B. Grass III and Roger Dollarhide
Sound: Bob McCord
Costumes: Keith Hodges
Makeup: Rafaelle Patterson
Title Designed by: Don Record
Art Director: Teddi Peterson
Production Associate: Peter Fain
Locations: Joshua Tree, California, USA *; Los Angeles, California, USA *; Mojave Desert, California, USA *

Michael Blodgett (Lee Ritter)
Sherry Miles (Susan Ritter)
Celeste Yarnall (Diane LeFanu)
Paul Prokop (Cliff)
Gene Shane (Carl Stoker)
Jerry Daniels (Juan)
Sandy Ward (Amos)
Bob Tessier (biker)
Chris Woodley (Cliff’s girl)

Alternative Titles

Cemetery Girls
The Devil Is a Woman
The Waking Hour

Extracts included in
100 Years of Horror: Girl Ghouls (1996)
Nightmare Theatre’s Late Night Chill-o-Rama Horror Show Vol. 1 (1996)


Shock Cinema no.10 (1997) p.7 – review (by Henry Covert)

Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.521 – credits