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Director:
Writers:
Sheridan Le Fanu (story)
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Release Date:
22 October 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She's the New Horror from Hammer! See more »
Plot:
Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich a remote area of late 18th century Gemany. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
a sapphic, graphic masterpiece See more (73 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
 
Writing credits
Sheridan Le Fanu (story "Carmilla") (as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)

Harry Fine (adaptation) &
Tudor Gates (adaptation) and
Michael Style (adaptation)

Tudor Gates (screenplay)

Produced by
Harry Fine .... producer
Michael Style .... producer
Louis M. Heyward .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Harry Robertson  (as Harry Robinson)
 
Cinematography by
Moray Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Needs 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor 
 
Costume Design by
Brian Cox 
 
Makeup Department
Tom Smith .... make-up supervisor
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdressing supervisor
 
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Greene .... construction manager
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Tony Lumkin .... recording director
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Bob Jordan .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 (1973) | Portugal:M/18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (Approved No. 22545) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
James Carreras rejected a suggestion that Bond girl Shirley Eaton play the lead on the grounds that she was too old. Ingrid Pitt, actually older than Eaton, was eventually cast.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ingrid Pitt is lying in the coffin at the end of the film, she is wearing a nightgown with smooth fabric on the chest and stomach. As she gets Staked, the fabric is pleated.See more »
Quotes:
The Governess:You mustn't let your imagination get the best of you.
Emma Morton:I'm sorry.
The Governess:You sleep well now.
Emma Morton:I'll try.
The Governess:Good.
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Soundtrack:
Voices of SpringSee more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
a sapphic, graphic masterpiece, 2 June 2002
Author: akersbp from post-apocalyptic wasteland

I tend to like the classic horror films of Hammer, Universal, and American International, and "Vampire Lovers" is an esteemed favorite. There are many elements skillfully blended in this fine production, but the central appeal is Ingrid Pitt who breathes passionate, undead life into her role. Her impressive acting ability is matched by her smoldering screen presence and beauty. She is perfectly cast in this role. Wow, did the people who made this movie ever know what they were doing. The costumery, the lighting and photography, the staging, the acting and direction, all combine seamlessly for a stunning spectacle to be savored over and over again. This is the movie that single-handedly minted the "lesbian vampire" as a major cinematic motif, and set the standard for comparison that later entries in this genre would forever be judged by. I doubt we would ever have had such films as "Vampyres," "Vampyros Lesbos" or various Jean Rollin movies (not to mention Hammer's other Karnstein trilogy entries) without this film. And this movie could never have been as good without Ingrid Pitt. Her command of acting nuance is really something. Check out her facial expression when she's in the broken-down coach and Laura, all excited, tells her: "You're to stay with us!"

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