Screaming Queenz

110 - The Vampire Lovers

October 7, 2020

Here’s one to get your teeth into! On the 50th Anniversary of its release, your favourite scouse homos (and their straight mate) are getting into bed with queer horror classic The Vampire Lovers! Released in 1970 with a X certificate and cranked up boobs and blood, this Hammer outing gave the world a bona fide horror icon in Ingrid Pitt. Hear about how truth was even more fantastic than fiction with Ingrid’s incredible life story. Equally as shocking – both Ingrid and the director didn’t think Vampire Lovers had even an inkling of lesbianism! We respectfully disagree as we celebrate Hammer’s most queer outing, which surprisingly subverts the male gaze whilst still giving us all the tits and teeth we need! So what if you can see that chain mail fence and sky blue hair bobble in 17th century Styria…

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