MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,462 this week

Lust for a Vampire (1971)

 -  Horror  -  2 September 1971 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 1,176 users  
Reviews: 41 user | 28 critic

In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (based on characters created by)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 14 Oct 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
a list of 221 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lust for a Vampire (1971)

Lust for a Vampire (1971) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lust for a Vampire.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Bates ...
Giles Barton
...
Countess Herritzen
Suzanna Leigh ...
Janet Playfair
Michael Johnson ...
Richard Lestrange
Yutte Stensgaard ...
...
Miss Simpson
Pippa Steel ...
Susan Pelley
David Healy ...
Raymond Pelley
Harvey Hall ...
Inspector Heinrich
Mike Raven ...
Michael Brennan ...
Landlord
Jack Melford ...
Bishop
Christopher Cunningham ...
Coachman
Judy Matheson ...
Amanda
...
Hans
Edit

Storyline

In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla - or as she was in 1710, Carmilla. The nearby Finishing School offers rich pickings not only in in the blood of nubile young ladies but also with the headmaster who is desperate to become Mircalla's disciple, and the equally besotted and even more foolish author Richard Lestrange. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A vampire's lust knows no boundaries...

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love for a Vampire  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Yutte Stensgaard receives an "introducing" credit in the film's theatrical trailer but not in the actual film's credits. She had appeared in several films beforehand and this was in fact one of her very last roles before leaving the acting profession. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, crewmembers are reflected in the stagecoach door, sitting around on the grass. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Love
Music by Harry Robertson
Lyrics by Frank Godwin
Performed by Tracy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Strange love
16 September 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

"Welcome to the finishing school where they really do finish you" throatily growled the trailer to Lust For a Vampire, the troubled second film in Hammer's Karnstein trilogy, following on from The Vampire Lovers and preceding Twins of Evil. Peter Cushing dropped out when his wife fell ill while original director Terence Fisher broke his leg, resulting in Ralph Bates, channelling Dwight Frye, and Jimmy Sangster taking over.

It's the weakest of the three films, but it has a few things going for it, chief among them Yutte Stensgaard's bisexual vampire and Pippa Steel as one of her lesbian conquests/victims (the film could just as easily have been called Lesbian Vampire in a Girl's Dormitory and might have fared better at the box-office if it had). Michael Johnson, one of those identikit early 70s British actors you'd swear you've seen a dozen times before until you look at his filmography and realise you've never seen him in anything else, is the randy dandy author of lurid Gothic tales who schemes his way into a English teaching job at a finishing school so he can have his wicked way with one of the students, Yutte Stensgaard's Mircalla, not realising that she's an even more accomplished predator who's working her way through the schoolgirls there herself. Not that he's overly concerned when he finds out, but that's no surprise considering Yutte's main competition is Suzanna Leigh, who looks about as much fun as mucking out a stable on a hot day and spends most of the film with a scornful disappointed scowl on her face that combines with unflattering photography to make her appear much like you'd imagine Joanna Lumley's brother might after a night on the tiles.

The story isn't particularly compelling and the screenplay isn't one of Hammer's best: it's the kind of film where a line of dialogue like "What you need is a –" is immediately accompanied by the fortuitous arrival of a Bishop with a line in killing the undead before the line can be finished. But it does feature much 70s nudity and even an oral sex scene to the accompaniment of perhaps the most memorable song in Hammer's oeuvre, the aptly-named Strange Love, while disc jockey Mike Raven is quite hilariously dubbed by Valentine Dyall – his delivery of the line "Heart attack!" is guaranteed to bring the house down


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Better than the first mattslittlebrother
Yutte Stensgaard CylonBaseship-1
Region 1 DVD availability onnanob2
35mm Print Availability? reisgeorge
Did the Countess kill Mrs. Simpson offscreen? jrpelt
Bach? kmoh-1
Discuss Lust for a Vampire (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?