This year, I discovered the films of Jean Rollin and have generally enjoyed them. I was a bit reluctant about The Nude Vampire as the reviews on Amazon ran from mixed to negative. Still, I was able to find my copy at a good price and decided to give it a chance. I'm glad I did. I would not recommend this film to someone new to Rollin; such a viewer would be going "what the heck is this supposed to be?" It is an early effort, the story does have gaps of logic, and yet there is something charming about it. It starts with a young woman undergoing experimentation by hooded scientists. She makes an escape, is pursued by people in bizarre animal masks, and meets a young man. Both are obviously smitten with each other. The young man gets away when the woman is captured and he soon learns that she is somehow connected to an outfit run by his father. He sneaks into one of their meetings and finds the object of his affection. However, she seems to be a vampire. Father finally tells him the woman has a condition that grants immortality and he wants the secret. Father is aided by twin nymphets and a ruthless hit woman as well as two financial backers. They all make their way to a chateau where there is a fellow who has an agenda of his own concerning the young woman. The ending is interesting; without giving much away, I think it may be the only Rollin film I've seen that has a happy ending instead of the usual bittersweet or sad one. Yes, it could be confusing trying to figure out what's going on, but I like the ambiguity of Rollin's films. The young lady has a sweetness that would cause most people to toss away their wooden stakes. Jean Rollin films are noted for their spectacular locations and this one succeeds on that count (on the subject of location spotting, Rollin, or whoever did that work for him, was one of the best in movie making). As noted above, people who have developed an appreciation for the atmosphere of Rollin will be best able to enjoy The Nude Vampire. For developing such an appreciation, I might suggest my own starting points Fascination and The Iron Rose. If you like offbeat horror, Jean Rollin is worth your while.