I had to respond, but could not come up with anything more intelligent than my paltry list and that her mother smells like elderberry wine. To add insult to injury, she also made me a mix CD that is pretty rocking. I seldom get mixed CDs so it was a real pleasure to recieve it, but again, it left me creatively stymied.
Then I had an idea, solve both at once. Cheap, easy, and with a little luck, she would be pleased to have a CD that is the soundtrack for her own space vampire movie!
Starting off with an explosion on a space station at the edge of the Solar System the action doesn't let up until the breathtaking, for 1968, special effects blow out at the end of its 99 minute running time. Hotz's iconoclastic view of the future turns several genre conventions on their side. For example, the men are not square jawed, karate expert intellectuals and the women aren't, well, space stewardesses whose major purpose is to get rescued in the final act.
The nightclub scene from Laura
The soundtrack can be downloaded here.