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Lust for a Vampire (1971)

R  |   |  Horror  |  2 September 1971 (USA)
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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 »

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Countess Herritzen
Ralph Bates ...
Giles Barton
Suzanna Leigh ...
Janet Playfair
Yutte Stensgaard ...
Michael Johnson ...
Richard Lestrange
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Miss Simpson
Mike Raven ...
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Harvey Hall ...
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Susan Pelley
Judy Matheson ...
Amanda
Caryl Little ...
Isabel
David Healy ...
Raymond Pelley
Jonathan Cecil ...
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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}

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Love for a Vampire  »

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Peter Cushing was originally cast as Giles Barton but left the production to care for his seriously ill wife Helen. He was replaced by Ralph Bates, who described the film as "one of the worst films ever made." See more »

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Lyrics by Frank Godwin
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"Lust...you will too after seeing Yutte as the vampire."
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The absolutely stunning Danish actress Yutte Stensgaard stars as the vampire seductress Mircalla in Hammer films part two of the "Carmilla Karnstein" trilogy. Not a great film but a worthy one for all Hammer/British horror film fans. Originally to be directed by the ace of gothic horror, Terence Fisher, he was injured in a car accident just days before filming started. A good/decent film from Jimmy Sangster, but one thinks of what it could have been in Fisher's hands. MUST viewing for all Yutte fans and fans to be.


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