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The revenge of a young bride on her wedding night! See more »
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Eerie and spooky film about woman vampire theme filled with grisly murders , creepy images and red blood See more (29 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Simón Andreu ... Husband

Maribel Martín ... Susan

Alexandra Bastedo ... Mircalla Karstein
Dean Selmier ... Doctor
Ángel Lombarte ... Carol's father
Montserrat Julió ... Carol's mother
Rosa M. Rodriguez ... Carol (as Rosa Rodriguez)

Directed by
Vicente Aranda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vicente Aranda 
Sheridan Le Fanu  novel "Carmila"
Matthew Lewis  story

Produced by
Jaime Fernández-Cid .... producer
José López Moreno .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Antonio Pérez Olea 
Cinematography by
Fernando Arribas 
Film Editing by
Pablo G. del Amo 
Set Decoration by
Juan Alberto Soler 
Makeup Department
Cristóbal Criado .... makeup artist
Luis Criado .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Salvador Casado .... production manager
José López Moreno .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlos Durán .... assistant director
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... sound effects
Jesús Ocaña .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Antonio Molina .... special effects
Other crew
Nieves Aguado .... script girl
José López Moreno .... general production director
Juan Alberto Soler .... general manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"La novia ensangrentada" - Spain (original title)
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100 min | USA:82 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:16 | Mexico:B15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:R

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The Anchor Bay release of the film is in English, also dubbed in English to clean up the Spanish accents of the actors attempting English throughout. It is not likely that a Spanish language version of this film exists.See more »
Continuity: Susan draws a portrait of Mircalla Karstein, on which Susan's husband doodles in the upper right-hand corner. Later, when Susan looks at the drawing, her husband's doodling is missing.See more »
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Eerie and spooky film about woman vampire theme filled with grisly murders , creepy images and red blood, 26 January 2015
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

This thrilling as well as sumptuous film contains horrifying scenes , chills , lush photography shot in Galicia , appropriate set design , brilliant costumes and lots of nudism and gore . A young hubby's (Simon Andreu) sexual fantasies frighten his new spouse (Maribel Martin) and cause her to seek advice from Carmilla (Carmilla is anti-heroine of J. Sheridan Le Fanu novella Carmilla), a descendant of Mircalla de Karnstein . Carmilla/Mircalla (Alexandra Bastedo) seduces the young bride and takes for her desires . She has developed an elaborate feeding ritual, that involves infiltrating the family of young girls and living alongside them, while she gradually drains their lifeblood over a period of weeks . She forces her to commit gory acts of mutilation and grisly killings . Mircalla Karnstein is a vampire that drains the blood of the victims to use as elixir of youth . She didn't know that her new friend is sucking her blood and the cause of her nightmare ; then there takes place the revenge of a young bride on her wedding night . Then happens a battle of wits between a husband versus seductive lesbian vampire fighting it out for control over his wife .

It's a creepy tale about lesbian vampire issue ; being plenty of thrills , chills , eerie events and lots of blood and gore ; including nudism in double version . Enjoyable version about the famous personage ¨Carmilla¨ with a good cast , brilliant cinematography , glamorous gowns , adequate production design , including evocative sights on palaces , beaches and rotten churches . Surrealist and fantastic images as as when the husband meets a naked woman buried on the beach, he brings her home and finds out that she is Carmilla , as well as the scary frames when Carmilla along with the bride kill their victims . This is based on Sheridan Le Fanu novel titled "Carmila" and on a story by Mathew Lewis , being written by the same director Vicente Aranda. Carmilla was born into the aristocratic Karnstein family in 17th-century Austria , she was originally called Countess Mircalla . Eerie as well as evocative musical score by Antonio Perez Olea . Colorful and luxurious cinematography by Fernando Arribas , being shot on location in Isla De La Toja, and Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain ; adding a decent set production by Juan Alberto Soler.

This known character from Sheridan Le Fanu novel "Carmila" has been adapted several times , such as : ¨Twins of Evil" directed by John Hough , ¨Lust for a Vampire¨ (1971) played by Yutte Stensgaard , ¨ Daughters of Darkness¨ by Harry Kumel , Love for a Vampire""The Vampire Lovers aka "To Love a Vampire" played by Ingrid Pitt as Mircalla Karnstein and "Alucarda" and recently Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009) , among others .

The motion picture was professionally directed in his particular style by veteran filmmaker Vicente Aranda . He directed a series of award-winning movies firmly establishing him as one of the best Spanish filmmakers . His usual film editor is own wife , Teresa Font . Vicente is an expert on literary adaptations ,as he has adapted four novels by Juan Marsé Canciones Amor en Lolita's Club (2007), El Amante Bilingüe (1993), Si Te Dicen Que Caí (1989) and La Muchacha De Las Bragas De Oro (1980). Vicente often shoots strong erotic scenes , being ¨jealousy¨, a customary issue in his films . Vicente has been working from the 60s with ¨Fata Morgana¨ , Las Crueles¨ , ¨Novia Ensangrentada¨ , ¨Clara es el Precio¨ , among others . His greatest successes were intense dramas with plenty of sex such as ¨Amantes¨, ¨Pasion Turca¨ , ¨Si Dicen Que Cai¨ , ¨Intruso¨ , ¨Tiempo De Silencio¨ , ¨Carmen¨ , along with a delinquency tale : ¨El Lute¨ I and II starred by Imanol Arias , his fetish actor along with Victoria Abril (They have worked together 12 times) and specially the historical story titled ¨Juana La Loca¨ also dealing with jealousy and ¨Amantes¨, easily the best of the numerous films of Aranda .

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