A Gothic Cut of Quality

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"I bet you think you know all about vampires. Believe me you know fuck all!" purrs the divinely named Lilith Silver in perversely sophisticated English tones at the start of this wonderfully funny, outrageously stagy, British horror flick. Brilliantly portrayed by Eileen Daly, like Diamanda Galas possessed by the mischievous spirit of Fenella Fielding, she vamps and camps her character's bloody way through this low-budget masterpiece, sweeping along like Marilyn Manson in shades auditioning for the lead in The Matrix. This is a B movie which celebrates B movies, but which manages to transcend, and yet elevate, the genre.