In Lost in New York, two young girls discover a small wooden idol which possesses the magical
powers of the African Moon Goddess. This 'power' enables then to travel through time and space.
Reality, and the world of cinema and literature become one, as the girls delve deep into the stories
they only once dreamed of. In new York, the city that the two girls travelled to, they meet as young
women before meeting again years later in France as elderly women in what is a genuinely poetic
and personal Rollin film.
Lips of Blood (Levres de sang) was considered by Jean Rollin to be the best, or most developed, story he ever wrote. Of all his films,
it perhaps best transcends his tendencies toward the poetical and arcane, while remaining at the same time true to his most personal, recurring
obsessions: childhood, nostalgia, lost love, romantic quests, the cinema, obselescence. In the course of its telling, it may also touch on such
unsavory topics as vampirism and incest, but it would not be an exaggeration to call Lips of Blood "Jean Rollin's Somewhere in Time".
Fascination is often described as a vampire film yet, like few other horror films, it is actually about blood fetishism. Set in 1905, the story
concerns a group of aristocratic women who acquire more epicurean tastes after drinking ox's blood as a cure for anemia.
The Shiver of the Vampire is a most unorthodox vampire film; by turns, it is magical, eccentric, poetical,
erotic, philosophical and, whenever the vampire cousins are onscreen together, surprisingly funny. It is
also unique among vampire films for offering some sort of backstory of warring paganism and Christianity
that explains why a vampire would feel revulsion for the sight of a crucifix.
Wealthy industrialist Georges Radamante (Maurice Lemaitre) has dreams of
immortality. Not through his own achievements, but by finding a way to share the
biochemistry of the mute, orphaned vampire woman (Caroline Cartier) who has been
raised by hooded needle-stickers in isolation, deprived of exposure to human faces.
Radamante's son Pierre (Olivier Martin, Rollin's real-ilfe brother) innocently complicates
matters while trying to infiltrate his father's private club. It is love at first sight and Pierre
determines to liberate his beloved, a gaol which attracts the companionship of other
vampires, who plan a torch-carrying siege of Radamante's palatial compound.
A pair of teenage girls, who are blind by day, but when the sun goes down, they roam the streets to quench their thirst for blood.