Vampire Strangler (1999) is known, and will probably always be known, as the
film where Misty Mundae gives a guy a blow job. It was made when she was 20, and
was not released when originally completed because Misty had become a star by
then, and AI Independent Cinema was getting distribution in large video outlets.
They felt this material would jeopardize that, so this film was released only in
a severely edited version. Then AI acquired complete rights, and released the
"extra naughty edition" with the X-rated material in the extra features. They
only pressed 1,000 copies, and when they discovered used copies of the VHS and
DVD selling for hugely inflated prices, they decided to re-master and re-edit
the film. The new version represents the first time that the previously cut
scenes have been edited back into the feature.
The DVD box describes a reasonable film.
"Lydia (Misty Mundae) has just arrived from her native Romania, and she moves in
to the home of her cousin Billy. Bursting with virginal beauty, Lydia is endowed
with a luscious body and an inviting mouth that beg to be ravished. It's not
long before Lydia succumbs to Billy's sexual advances and her own surging
desires. The erotic abilities she possesses are astonishing to behold as she
works her eager, straining young body to the breaking point. But while the two
of them are in the throes of wild fornication, a deviant voodoo shaman
mysteriously appears and utters an evil incantation. The curse transforms Billy
into a vampire, and he immediately unleashes his unearthly bloodlust and
super-sexual hunger-savagely having his way with Lydia-with her screaming for
more. Billy's attack turns Lydia into an insatiable vampire, and it will be her
delectable fate to stalk and seduce young female victims to fulfill her deepest,
bloodiest, wettest fantasies."
Complete Spoilers Ahead
Now, here is what really happens. Misty strips and gets into a bathtub. Someone
starts strangling her. She flops like a fish out of water for about 10 minutes,
then the strangler vanishes. Next, she is laying in bed, and the strangler
reappears. We get another 10 minutes of her flopping like a fish, then we cut to
her calling her cousin and announcing a visit. They roller skate, then go back
to his apartment for sex. After he eats her, she blows him, and they screw a
little, the shaman who has been dancing in their front yard knocks on the door
and hits them up for a donation for his church. When they donate, he gives them
a voodoo doll as a reward. The brilliant cousin sticks a needle into the neck of
the voodoo doll, turning himself into a vampire, and then bites Misty. That is
the entire film, other than the previously deleted scenes, which are basically
more sex, and are now cut back into the feature.
The film looks as if it was shot on a consumer grade VHS camcorder. The
entire cast and crew consisted of Misty, her real-life boyfriend (William
Hellfire), and a shaman/strangler/camera man. Mundae sports a tattoo on
her shoulder, and a nose stud. (Tattoo removal was a job benefit when she broke
up with Mr. Hellfire and became a contract player for Independent Cinema.)
Vampire Strangler seems to create credibility issues about Erin "Misty Mundae"
Brown's recent announcement that she had not realized she was a porn star.
I am sure she wishes she had not made this one.