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Lust for a Vampire (1971)

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
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Giles Barton
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Janet Playfair
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Michael Johnson ...
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Miss Simpson
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Count Karnstein
Christopher Cunningham ...
Coachman
Harvey Hall ...
Inspector Heinrich
Michael Brennan ...
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Judy Matheson ...
Amanda
Caryl Little ...
Isabel
David Healy ...
Raymond Pelley
Jonathan Cecil ...
Biggs
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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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FEMALE BODIES... whose embrace is the kiss of death for a man or woman! See more »

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2 September 1971 (USA)  »

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Love for a Vampire  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1830. See more »

Goofs

Inspector Heinrich uses a rope to climb down a well to search for missing body. When rope is tied to top of well and thrown down the well it's straight. When Inspector climbs the rope it's knotted every 3 ft or so. See more »

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Referenced in The Flesh and the Fury: X-posing Twins of Evil (2012) See more »

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Strange Love
Music by Harry Robertson
Lyrics by Frank Godwin
Performed by Tracy
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Must Have Been Quite Erotic At The Time
29 March 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

In many ways this movie is little different from other Hammer horror films produced at the time . It has an inn that doesn`t take too kindly to strangers especially ones that don`t believe in vampires , it`s obvious that the " night " scenes were filmed during the day by sticking a blue filter over the camera lens and there`s some really dodgy effects and make up like the very obvious dummy at the film`s climax

What sets LUST FOR A VAMPIRE apart from other British horror movies at the time is some really superb ( For its day ) T&A on display complete with some lesbian kissing . It`s also good to see some old fashioned buxom women who have never heard of the phrase silicone implants . That`s something you don`t see in horror movies nowadays I can tell you


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