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Planet of the Vampires (2001) Horror Movie Review

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Planet of the Vampires (2001)

Italian horror master Mario Bava brought his considerable skills to bear on this hypnotic genre hybrid, creating one of the most eerily atmospheric science fiction films ever made. A spaceship is lured to a mysterious planet, where members of its crew are slaughtered, and their bodies possessed by a near-extinct alien race—a minimalist plot, to be sure, but in the hands of Bava and cinematographer Antonio Rinaldi, Planet of the Vampires (the best-known of this film’s many titles) is a near-masterpiece of style over substance. The simplest sets and backdrops are composed with a perfect eye for perspective and color, with sensible spaceship design and memorable costumes that look like they sprang from the futuristic fantasies of an S&M biker gang. Performances are secondary but effectively low-key, serving to enhance Bava’s painterly use of matte work and miniatures. With a surprise twist ending, POTV is an essential addition to anyone’s sci-fi collection. —Jeff Shannon

About Planet of the Vampires (2001)

Title: Planet of the Vampires
Year: 2001
Starring: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, Evi Marandi, Stelio Candelli
Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Reviews: 5.
Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 88 minutes
Director: Mario Bava

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