When it comes to the letter V, there is one thing you can always be sure of; a mass amount of vampire movies. That is just some common sense thinking since vampire starts with the letter V. Anyways, continuing with the vampire theme, today’s movie is one that comes from the Pure Terror box set. Now the title alone could make this seem like it is going to be some r-rated movie full of nudity, sex, and gore. However, having seen several of these foreign films from the 70’s over the years, I feel like it is a misleading title just to try and get more people to watch it. Let’s find out if I am right as I watch today’s movie, The Vampires Night Orgy.
The plot: During a funeral, the casket is being lowered into the ground but it ends up falling and breaking open and the onlookers quickly run from the smoldering, maggot filled corpse. Some time later, a group of workers are riding in a bus to an estate when the bus driver suddenly has a heart attack and dies. As some of the men take the body to the back of the bus and cover it, a little girl, Violet, goes playing on the side of the road and meets a strange young boy, who she tries talking too, but when she looks away for a moment, she discovers the boy disappeared. One of the workers wants to continue towards the estate in Bojoni but the others want to head to the nearby village of Tolnio to get some rest and help in dealing with the driver’s body. When they arrive in Tolnio, they find the town seemingly deserted except for a tourist named Luis, who was driving through the country in his new car. They all decide to stay the night in the inn but as midnight falls, one of the men, Ernesto, is woken up by the chiming clock and decides to step outside for a smoke. As he wanders around the village, he suddenly encounters the villagers, who swarm and attack him. The next morning, Alma is shocked to find a woman sitting on the bed she is sleeping in and the woman says that everyone else is eating breakfast. When she heads downstairs, she sits with Luis for breakfast and they are joined by a man called Major, who is the de facto mayor of the village. Major apologizes for nobody being in the village when they arrived, explaining that one of the villagers died and they were holding a ceremony at the cemetery to help see her on her journey. As they eat breakfast, one of the villagers pulls Major aside and whispers what they will do for lunch, as the people would want to eat some meat. Major says he will handle it, and has one of the villagers, Gigante, cut the leg off another man to use for the meal. After eating, Marcos is impatient to continue on to Bolina and complains about Ernesto not being there but Ernesto suddenly appears, looking as if he hasn’t slept. As they go to leave, both Luis’ car and their bus mysteriously have engine problems, preventing them from leaving. Marcos is furious that they can’t leave and Major offers to let them stay, as guests of the Countess. They go to see the Countess, who says it is no problem for them to stay, offering them more than enough money for the trouble, then asks if one of them would stay to keep her company. Cesar volunteers and as night falls, he ends up sleeping with the Countess. Later in the night, Cesar wakes up to discover the Countess is a vampire and he tries to get away but she catches him and bites him, drinking some of his blood, then tosses him outside to the other villagers, who quickly finish him off. Meanwhile, Ernesto has Marcos and Godo meet him at the bus, saying he fixed it, and when they enter, he reveals himself to be a vampire, and seals the bus as more villagers, who were hidden inside, reveal themselves and attack the two men. The next morning, Luis quickly grabs Alma as she heads downstairs and brings her into his room. She gets upset at first but he tells her about how he saw Ernesto lead Marcos and Godo onto the bus but they never left, and he heard strange sounds coming from it. He also says that he has seen no sign of Cesar since he stayed with the Countess and the bus is now missing. Meanwhile, Violet has found the boy she saw earlier and they decide to play hide and seek. As Violet ducks inside a house to hide, she sees Gigante come inside and asks the man to sharpen his axe, then tell him that the Countess says he can do his job with one arm, and proceeds to chase him down and chop off his arm. Later, Luis and Alma are sitting down for lunch, with Luis telling her to act normal. As Major joins them, Alma finds a finger in her food and starts screaming. Major quickly heads over to the inn’s owner and chastises him, then apologizes for the instance. Luis goes to check on his car and discovers it was sabotaged, then tells Alma he suspects Ernesto did it on purpose. He tells her they will leave and has her get ready, as they will take Raquel and Violet with them. Meanwhile, Raquel decides to explore the village, telling Violet not to leave the room, but the boy shows up and convinces Violet to come play with him. The pair end up at the cemetery and when the boy suddenly disappears again, Violet finds herself trapped inside. Meanwhile, Raquel makes her way back to the room only to find Violet missing and she goes looking for her. She encounters the Countess, who attempts to bite her, but Raquel manages to get away and heads back to her room, only to be attacked by Ernesto, Marcos, Godo, and Cesar. Later, the villagers all head into the cemetery and the boy tries to get Violet to hide, and puts his hand over her mouth to keep her quiet but accidentally smothers her to death. Upset at what he has done, he quickly buries her in the hole they had dug earlier but the now vampiric Raquel enters the cemetery and discovers Violet’s body and digs her out and takes her with her. Luis goes to get Alma and they quickly get into his car and as he starts it, Ernesto, Marcos, Godo, and Cesar attempts to stop him, jumping onto the car, but he quickly shakes them off. As they try to leave the town, they find themselves swarmed by the villagers, who try to attack the car and get to them but Luis is finally able to smash through the villagers and their barricade and escape. As they drive away, the Countess appears in the back seat and attempts to attack them but Luis hands Alma a shard of wood from the broken barricade and she uses it to stab the Countess, killing her. As they head to Bolina, Luis says they need the body to prove what happened but when Alma looks back, she finds nothing but a pile of maggots in the back. The reach Bolina and head to the police, but the police chief tells them that there is no village where they says they were. The chief takes them back there and they find all traces of the village gone and Luis and Alma are at a loss to explain what happened but as they drive away, the bus is seen hidden away on the side of the road.
Yep, this is what I thought. A misleading title to get people to try and watch it. Now, I have to admit that this movie is pretty weak. It’s hard to tell about the acting, due to the dubbing in this movie, but overall, I would say it was average at best. The story was honestly a mess, as they never really did a good job explaining what was happening in the movie. I mean, they didn’t explain how the vampires were able to move during the day, and I have no idea what was up with the boy that befriended Violet or how the Countess worked into the whole story. The one aspect that really seemed weird, and creepy, was when Luis discovered a hole in his wardrobe that looked into the room Alma was staying in, so he would watch her change clothes and get dressed all the time, then profess his love for her. IT honestly felt kind of stalkerish. The special effects were no existent in this and the make up to make the people look different when they revealed they were vampires honestly made them look stupid. The other thing I didn’t like was that they made the vampires act more like zombies in some aspects, such as their movements. Truth be told, this is probably one of those movies I would recommend skipping unless you are on a quest to watch every horror or vampire movie.
Rating: 1 1/2 out of 5