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Lust for a Vampire (1971)

 -  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 ...
Christopher Cunningham ...
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Harvey Hall ...
Inspector Heinrich
Michael Brennan ...
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Pippa Steel ...
Susan Pelley
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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A vampire's lust knows no boundaries... See more »

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2 September 1971 (USA)  »

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Love for a Vampire  »

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Ralph Bates was cast at very short notice: Peter Cushing was originally intended to play the lead but asked to bow out shortly before filming so that he could continue to look after his ailing wife. Bates would later claim it was his least favourite film performance. See more »

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Towards the end, there is a shot from the top of a carriage bursting out the castle gates. The entire camera crew is visible for several seconds in front of the cart. See more »

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Followed by Twins of Evil (1971) See more »

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Strange Love
Music by Harry Robertson
Lyrics by Frank Godwin
Performed by Tracy
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"Lust...you will too after seeing Yutte as the vampire."
13 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

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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