Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kitley's Krypt MYSTERY PHOTO #42

Another week, another MYSTERY PHOTO!

Jon Kitley, pillar of the Chicago Horror Community and head honcho over at KITLEY'S KRYPT, wants to challenge your horror knowledge. Week in, week out, he posts a Mystery Photo - sometimes from an obscure horror title, sometimes just an unusual shot from a well-known classic. We figured our faithful Claw readers would enjoy the challenge!

Last week's photo was from director Jose Ramon Larraz's deceptively simple, highly satisfying tale of bisexual bloodsuckers, VAMPYRES (1974). The Sapphic duo, played with highly charged sensuality by Marianne Morris (as the darker, mysterious Fran) and Anulka (blonde, fresh-faced nymph Miriam) take up residence in a remote English countryside estate, flagging down unsuspecting male drivers to take home for an evening snack. In addition to their daily iron intake, these vampires enjoy all pleasures of the flesh, and Larraz delivers the goods in numerous well-shot, sexy interludes between the lovers and their victims. The fine ensemble performances, handsomely nuanced photography, and James Clark’s light tinkling piano/flute score belie the low budget, contributing immeasurably to a realistic atmosphere of gloom. A must-see for fans of vampire cinema!

Let's see how well you fare with this week's offering:

Send your guesses to: jon@kitleyskrypt.com

If you provide the correct answer, your name will be announced next week on the Kitley's Krypt website (http://www.kitleyskrypt.com), along with a new photo. Even if you don't know the answer, we welcome any sorta-kinda educated guess! So, send in your emails today and good luck!

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