Cinema: Neck and Neck


Directed and Written by PAUL MORRISSEY

The problem is "wirgin blood."

In this giddy and gruesome camp-out on the bones of Bram Stoker, Count Dracula (Udo Kier) is a vegetarian, fussy about his daily diet, and dying for a heartening draught of blood from an unspoiled young woman. Anton, the count's assistant, insists on classifying young ladies of this type as "wirgins," in his Carpathian accent. The count's homeland being fresh out of them, Anton suggests moving to Italy, where the influence of "Holy Mother Church" promises countless young maidens.

The count, however, is not enthusiastic about the trip. "I suppose this...

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