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Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural -- A notorious bank robber kills his wife and flees the police, only to be captured by a mysterious group of figures in an abandoned town.


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Richard Blackburn (screenplay) and
Robert Fern (screenplay)
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May 1975 (USA) See more »
Run, little girl! Innocence is in peril tonight! See more »
A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft. | Full synopsis »
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Poetic and beautiful coming of age horror movie See more (47 total) »


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Directed by
Richard Blackburn 
Writing credits
Richard Blackburn (screenplay) and
Robert Fern (screenplay)

Produced by
C.V. Blackburn .... executive producer
Robert Fern .... producer
Original Music by
Dan Neufeld 
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pieter Hubbard  (as Pieter S. Hubbard)
Art Direction by
Sterling Franck 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Prince 
Allan A. Apone (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Rosanna Norton 
Makeup Department
Sharon Cassidy .... hair stylist
Byrd Holland .... special makeup effects creator
Hy Pyke .... assistant makeup artist
Douglas J. White .... assistant makeup artist (as Douglas White)
Production Management
F.A. Miller .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Art Names .... assistant director
Art Department
Dick Osmun .... set constructor (as Richard Osmun)
Fred Folger .... props (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Byrd Holland .... visual effects creator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Pierre Geuens .... additional camera operator (as Jean-Pierre Geuens)
Hank Grattan .... key grip (as Hank Gratton)
Robert Isenberg .... camera assistant
Tim Wawrzeniak .... camera assistant
W. Allen York .... supervising electrician (as Allan York)
James Bryan .... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jodie Lynn Tillen .... costumer (as Jodie Tillen)
Music Department
Dan Neufeld .... conductor
Other crew
Joan Tucker .... script continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Lemora, the Lady Dracula" - USA (TV title)
"The Rape of the Vampires" - USA (reissue title)
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80 min | USA:113 min (uncut version) | USA:85 min (DVD version)
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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:Lila... oh yes, you cannot kill me. I am the unkillable. My spirit is the strongest ever. No matter by which name I am called, I am recognised as the most powerful in the hearts of all.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Confessions of Lemora (1994) (V)See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Poetic and beautiful coming of age horror movie, 20 July 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

This highlight of seventies horror cinema is a vibrant and lush Gothic fairytale story of a young girl's odyssey as she searches for her father in a world of vampires and demons that wont hesitate to take her innocence at any opportunity that they get. Richard Blackburn's film takes influence from a number of sources across both film and literature, but in spite of this; the writer-director has managed to mould together a tale that is both haunting and original. The story follows Lila Lee, the daughter of a notorious gangster who, after finding his wife in bed with another man, proceeds in blowing both her and her lover to bits. Shortly after her father had fled the town to avoid the law, Lila Lee receives a letter telling her that her father is on his deathbed and wants her to come and see him. Only thing is, this letter is signed 'Lemora'. The film plays out like an offbeat coming of age drama, with the innocent young Lila Lee learning that all is not as it seems, and that danger lurks around every corner. The supernatural elements serve brilliantly as a metaphor for the similar dangers in real life.

The acting in Lemora clearly isn't the most important aspect of the film, but there are still some notable performances on display. Cheryl Smith takes the lead role as the angelic Lila Lee, and completely looks the part as a bewildered young girl in the centre of a world she knows nothing about. The title role of 'Lemora' is taken by Lesley Gilb. This actress doesn't have a film credit to her name after this film, and it's not really surprising as despite looking the part; her performance is wooden in the extreme. Writer-director Richard Blackburn is surprisingly effective in his small role as a reverend. He completely convinces as the odd god fearing preacher. Really, though, it's the more aesthetic elements of the film that rule; and the atmosphere and the make-up are absolutely excellent. The nighttime filming helps to create a sense of danger at every turn, and brilliantly compliments the fear that the child at the centre of the story is feeling. The make-up is effectively done, but not overdone; which makes the monsters feel very real despite their otherwise otherworldly appearance. Lemora, despite it's low budget and inexperienced crew, is a surprisingly professionally done film. While most films released at this point in time relied on high body counts and gore levels to draw audiences; Richard Blackburn has put the focus on story and atmosphere, and that is why Lemora is the enduring, albeit lost, classic that it is today.

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