Jean Rollin’s Two Orphan Vampires (1997)

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Blind, in an orphanage run by nuns. A doctor examines them. Two girls, two nuns. Blond Henriette, brunette Louise. Later, two female victims that parallel them.

They escape at night and we find out that they are faking blindness (or, later, that they are only blind during the daytime). “The day is black but the night is blue.”

First night out they philosophize via long dialogues about their lives, deaths, and constant rebirth. People hunt them and they are always reborn. Melancholy about their future.

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Three Jean Rollin films

I had heard of him tangentially but had never followed the leads until I saw several of his films on Shudder. French, stylized, a bit low-budget yet attractive. A good reference for Rollin’s films is DISCOVER–where to start with the films of Jean Rollin from IMDB. I went with three in the vampire series, minus his first feature “The Rape of the Vampire”:

The Nude Vampire (1970)

The Shivers of the Vampires (1971)

Requiem for a Vampire (1971)

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