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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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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)
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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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Additional Details

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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:
According to Damien Thomas, Dennis Price was ill and in a great pain while filming his brief cameo.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Count Karnstein sacrifices the girl in the altar, in one shot we see her face while the knife hits her heart, and she is looking to her right screaming. On the next shot, while the Count puts the knife out, she is dead and looking to her left.See more »
Quotes:
Gustav Weil:The devil has sent me twins of evil!See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Karnstein's Aren't Really at it Again., 8 May 2011
Author: BloodTheTelepathicDog from north dakota

TWINS OF EVIL is the lesser of the three films that focus on Sheridan le Fanu's story CARMILLA. THE VAMPIRE LOVERS and LUST FOR A VAMPIRE are far more entertaining than TWINS OF EVIL but it still has its moments--most notably an excellent performance by the great Peter Cushing. Mr. Cushing was in all three of the films and clearly has the most to do in TWINS OF EVIL.

The story focuses on two beautiful young women, Playboy Playmates, twins Mary and Madeleine Collinson, whose parents have died so they are taken in by their witchhunter uncle Pete Cushing. One of the girls is lusty and promiscuous while the other is sweet and virginal. The wild girl falls for a Satanist count (Damien Thomas) who constantly butts heads with Cushing. Thomas, who is a descendant of the Karnsteins, becomes a vampire and uses his wiles to seduce pretty ladies.

STORY: $$ (The story is really quite weak. The Count is merely a Satanist and doesn't become a vampire until he accidentally resurrects Carmilla Karnstein, a long dead ancestor, who he promptly screws around with. Carmilla is then gone from the script, never heard from or seen again. The story focuses more on Cushing's role ridding the area of witches).

ACTING: $$$ (The old veterans do an exceptional job. Peter Cushing is terrific as the puritanical witchhunter. He conveys raw emotion. The scene where he argues with the know-it-all school teacher, when Cushing explains why he burns witches, is a powerful bit of acting by Mr. Cushing. Dennis Price, as always, is a delight as the slimy pseudo pimp who supplies the Count with dames. The Collinson twins are better actors than modern playmates but they were clearly cast for their looks. Damien Thomas is too hammy and over-the-top as the Count. Luan Peters and Judy Matheson, who both starred in the entertaining FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW, have little to do here).

NUDITY: $$ (The other two Karnstien films had a liberal spattering of flesh but this film offers little in the way of skin. One of the Collinson Twins has a nude scene and that'a about it. Luan Peters, the buxom starlet of the FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW, has her ample breasts bitten by one of the Collinson Twins but it is simply a cleavage shot of Miss Peters. There is far more skin in the two previously mentioned films).

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