On her way to the
Finding herself in a small village,
Escaping from the farmhouse into the surrounding countryside,
Seemingly alone in the village, Elizabeth is befriended by peasant girl Brigitte Lahaie who is hiding out in the Mayor’s house and appears normal and healthy, bearing no apparent physical traces of the disease – cue obligatory Lahaie nudity to prove her point! Local construction workers Paul and Francois arrive in the village with the knowledge that something unnatural is happening and expose Lahaie as one of the afflicted, before eventually rescuing
The trio make their way to Roubelais and whilst awaiting police helicopter assistance
Far more conventional in comparison to the majority of Jean Rollin’s output, The Grapes of Death is often dismissed out of hand as a sub-standard rehash of Night of the Living Dead. Filmed in
The horror fan often left frustrated and alienated by Rollin’s more ethereal and languid movies may well find something to enjoy here whilst long time Rollin fans will certainly not be disappointed. Older viewers may be amused to discover the film includes an appearance from Francoise Pascal; former Penthouse Pet and star of Thames Television’s Mind Your Language sitcom!