Les Vampires (1915)


As per request of Cliff.

Les Vampires is a 1915 10-part silent film serial. It was written and directed by Louis Feuillade and stars Musidora as “Irma Vep” a femme fatale whose name is a suspicious anagram of “vampire.” The serial is set in Paris, France and contrary to the title, the Les Vampires were not actually about vampires, but about a gang of master criminals cum secret society inspired by the exploits of the real-life Bonnot Gang.

There are 10 episodes, averaging around 40 minutes each; it is about 6 and a half hours total.

The story of the 1996 movie Irma Vep features an attempt to remake Les Vampires.

3 thoughts on “Les Vampires (1915)

  1. Cliff Burns

    Thanks so much for the excerpt from LES VAMPIRES. Are there DVD versions (or VHS, showing my age) of early Feuillade? Especially FANTOMAS, which has become a bit of an obsession–and when you live on the prairies of Saskatchewan (Canada) such obsessions can be somewhat far-fetched and fanciful. Love this site and the rarities it brings to light.
    Keep it up.

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