Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Rocky Horror: Episode Zero - The Karnstein Trilogy (1970-1971)

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, and in Season 2, they're using THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW as the starting point!  

This week, Bibbs and Witney present a triple feature: Hammer Horror's THE KARNSTEIN TRILOGY, a trio of queer-themed vampire movies that pushed the boundaries in the early 1970s! There's the celebrated THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, the salacious LUST FOR A VAMPIRE, and the pulpy TWINS OF EVIL!

How did THE KARNSTEIN TRILOGY influence THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW? William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out!

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  1. The Karnstein Trilogy also spin-off into "Hammer Invents Supernatural Super Hero Films," aka Captain Kronos- Vampire Hunter. Hammer Films Ltd. is all at once a darling of 70s horror cinema, and also still underappreciated for its reinvention of the genre.