Fascination is one of the strangest movies I own. Not only because of the plot, but because the director fluctuated between directing these vampire movies and hardcore pornography. In fact, the star of this movie was originally an adult film actress. Turns out, she acts circles around everyone else in this movie.
There were several related works by Jean Rollin in the vampire genre and they are all actually fairly original considering how derivative some of the movies can be. In Fascination, there is a group of women that are in a blood cult of sorts and they lure a thief to stay the night to kill him.
Okay, so maybe it’s not SUPER original but it’s feels fresh enough while watching it. The pacing of the film is a bit of a mixed bag, ranging from intense situations to watching paint dry. Still, the droughts are never too long and things move along better near the end.
I had never heard of this movie until it was recommended by Blu-Ray.com and I gave it a shot. I’m pleased that I did since it is different and it reminds me of Dario Argento’s work. I guess you could say I was fascinated by Fascination *groan*.
I give it 3 scythe wielding vampires out of 5.