I Vampiri (7/10)

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.

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