Robert Wm. Gomez's

I Vampiri

Rating: 
7

The English title of this one is Lust of the Vampire. Thankfully, these are just titles and there are no vampires in this 1956 Mario Bava co-directed film. It's not completely devoid of fantasy, but for the most part this feels more like a proto-giallo that only hints at Bava's visual style. There is one amazing transformation effect that is achieved with a combination of lighting and subtle makeup that almost matches the believability of modern CGI.