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Director:
Writers:
Tudor Gates (screenplay)
Sheridan Le Fanu (characters created by)
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Release Date:
June 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One Uses Her Beauty For Love! One Uses Her Lure For Blood! See more »
Plot:
A religious sect led by Gustav Weil hunts all women suspected of witchcraft, killing a number of innocent victims. Young Katy, Gustav's niece, will involve herself in a devilish cult, and become an instrument of Justice in the region. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Very humid and accomplished Hammer horror See more (57 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Gustav Weil

Dennis Price ... Dietrich
Mary Collinson ... Maria Gellhorn
Madeleine Collinson ... Frieda Gellhorn (as Madelaine Collinson)
Isobel Black ... Ingrid Hoffer

Kathleen Byron ... Katy Weil
Damien Thomas ... Count Karnstein
David Warbeck ... Anton Hoffer
Harvey Hall ... Franz
Alex Scott ... Hermann
Judy Matheson ... Woodman's Daughter
Luan Peters ... Gerta
Shelagh Wilcocks ... Lady in Coach (as Sheelah Wilcox)
Katya Wyeth ... Countess Mircalla
Inigo Jackson ... Woodman
Roy Stewart ... Joachim
Maggie Wright ... Alexa
Kirsten Lindholm ... Young Girl at Stake
Peter Thompson ... Gaoler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Boyd ... Dying Man (uncredited)
Maxine Casson ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Doreen Chanter ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Irene Chanter ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
George Claydon ... Midget (uncredited)
John Fahey ... Puritan (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Puritan (uncredited)
Kenneth Gilbert ... Puritan (uncredited)
Derek Glynne-Percy ... Puritan (uncredited)
Cathy Howard ... Girl on Tomb (uncredited)
Jason James ... Puritan (uncredited)
Sebastian Graham Jones ... Puritan (uncredited)
Jackie Leapman ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Janet Lynn ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Vivienne Maya ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Annette Roberts ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer ... Puritan (uncredited)
Peter Stephens ... Member of the Brotherhood (uncredited)
Garth Watkins ... Chief Priest (uncredited)

Directed by
John Hough 
 
Writing credits
Tudor Gates (screenplay)

Sheridan Le Fanu (characters created by) (as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)

Produced by
Harry Fine .... producer
Michael Style .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Robertson  (as Harry Robinson)
 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Spencer Reeve 
 
Casting by
James Liggat (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Dragoljub Ivkov 
 
Art Direction by
Vladislav Lasic 
Roy Stannard 
 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdresser
John Webber .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
Roy Skeggs .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Clayton .... assistant director
Chris Carreras .... third assistant director (uncredited)
David Munro .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Ron Barron .... sound recordist
William Trent .... sound editor (as Bill Trent)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jack Mills .... special effects photography
Bert Luxford .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
Jack Mills .... second unit photography
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Ruth Lodge .... dialogue coach
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
87 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:(Banned) (1972) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:(Banned) (1972-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2002) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (1995) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Ingrid Pitt was offered the cameo role played by Katya Wyeth.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Gerta first stands up from the dinner table you see her chair falling backwards silently. Then in the next shot you see it is once more upright and then falls backwards again, this time with a loud bang when it hits the floor.See more »
Quotes:
Gustav Weil:The devil has sent me twins of evil!See more »
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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Very humid and accomplished Hammer horror, 4 May 2005
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

The delicious Collinson twins, Mary and Madeleine, are reason enough to catch this technically accomplished and subtly erotic horror flick from Hammer; these ladies are sex incarnate and burn up the screen every time they appear.

Twins aside, director John Hough's contribution to English vampire lore is a very tight, exceptionally well directed and staged tale of bloodsucking and rampant desire.

Peter Cushing, as Gustav Weil, is the God-fearing leader of The Brotherhood, a bunch of old witch-finders who stalk pretty girls with bad reputations and confine them to burning crosses. Life gets complicated for old Gustav when his sexy niece (Madeleine Collinson) gets curious about Karnstein castle and its Satan-worshipping occupant (Damien Thomas) and decides to open her legs and heart to the arrogant neck-biter.

TWINS OF EVIL gets everything right. The photography, by Dick Bush, is stunning; the miniature work is never less than believable; the violence is more bloody than usual. The on-screen nudity is more explicit than is typical for a Hammer production and the storyline adequately provides for a generous amount of chills and thrills.

An evocative exploration of the fascinating nature of evil and reasons aplenty to submit to the humid charms of ladies with voracious appetites.

Highly recommended.

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