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Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  May 1975 (USA)
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A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.



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Complete credited cast:
Lesley Taplin ...
Lemora (as Lesley Gilb)
Cheryl Smith ...
William Whitton ...
Hy Pyke ...
The Bus Driver
Maxine Ballantyne ...
The Old Woman
Steve Johnson ...
Parker West ...
Charla Hall
Jack Fisher
Buck Buchanan
Richard Blackburn ...


A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Light in the Window ... The Lock on the Door ... The Sounds in the Night! A Possession is Taking Place! See more »




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May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lemora, the Lady Dracula  »

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Did You Know?


Alvin Lee's car seen at the beginning of the film is a French Citroen Traction Avant made from 1934 - 1957. See more »


Lemora: The girl is around here somewhere. If you let her escape, or allow them to get to her before you do, I'll make you wish you *could* die.
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Featured in Confessions of Lemora (1994) See more »


Rock of Ages
Music by Thomas Hastings
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
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Possibly The Best Vampire Movie Ever
20 November 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic on so many levels. I watched an interview with the director where he said he thought he did everything wrong due to inexperience, however, all the things he thought he did wrong--filming at night, using a 1930's setting, low budget, and religious overtones--only served to make this movie the classic that it is. There are truly scary moments and the soundtrack is so creepy you remember it years later. The makeup is wonderful because the vampires truly look like the rabid creatures that they are. The scenes of the child vampires are truly creepy and scary.

The basic premise is that Lemora, a female vampire, lures an innocent young girl to her town by telling her that her father is ill. So the girl goes to the town, at night of course, and finds to her horror that the town is full of rabid vampires. I say rabid because something seems to have gone wrong here. Lemora herself does not understand why her vampires have gone rabid, like some infection turned them into the horrible creatures they have become. It is just a great plot. Rent this movie, buy this movie, just see it. It is simply the best in classic horror.

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