A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)

Director:Jess Franco, Jean Rollin Producer:Franco Gaudenzi,Marius Lesoeur Screenplay by:Jess Franco Running time:78 min Country:Spain, France Language:French Genre:Horror  Subtitle:English  Starring:Christina von Blanc as Christina Benson,
Britt Nichols as Carmencé (as Britt Nickols)
, Rosa Palomar as Aunt Abigail, Anne Libert as The Queen of the Night,
Howard Vernon as Uncle Howard
, Paul Muller as Ernesto Pablo Reiner, Christina''s father, Jesús Franco as Basilio (as Jesús Manera),
Nicole Guettard as Female Doctor (as Nicole Franco)
, Alice Arno as Princess of Eroticism (erotic inserts only)




A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father''s will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her decision to live with them turns into a nightmare. Unable to leave she''s drawn into a macabre underworld through visions of nude satanic rituals and her own impending sacrifice.

A Virgin Among the Living Dead is a 1971 Spanish-French Gothic horror film that was widely marketed as a zombie film.

It was released in France and Italy in 1973 as Christina, princesse de l''érotisme and I desideri erotici di Christine with new inserts featuring Alice Arno added to the film. Jess Franco has said that the original shooting title of the film was The Night of the Shooting Stars / La nuit des étoiles filantes.

Producer Marius Lesoeur later had horror director Jean Rollin direct some newly filmed zombie footage that was added to Franco''s film for its 1981 re-release. At this time, the English dub was also recorded.