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Director:
Writers:
Richard Blackburn (screenplay) and
Robert Fern (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Run, little girl! Innocence is in peril tonight! See more »
Plot:
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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Back Catalogue #4: Vci Entertainment
 (From Fangoria. 26 October 2009, 4:34 AM, PDT)

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As classic a horror film as ever there was. See more (47 total) »

Cast

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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
 
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Additional Details

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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Trivia:
Alvin Lee's car seen at the beginning of the film is a French Citroen Traction Avant made from 1934 - 1957.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Confessions of Lemora (1994) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rock of AgesSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
As classic a horror film as ever there was., 16 October 2003
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

The late and sorely missed Cheryl Smith stars as Lila, the lovely pubescent daughter of a notorious gangster, who is being fostered by a kind-hearted minister. Unaware of her father's whereabouts and concerned for his well-being, she receives a letter indicating that he lays ailing in a mapped location, and should she choose to visit him, then she must do so alone. Thus begins Lila's dark odyssey...from the minute she steps away from the familiar safety of her front door, her nest of childhood innocence is given way to a bleak and frightening world fraught with drunks, strumpets, and lecherous men...but a corporeity of a far more uncanny and sinister nature awaits her at her journey's end...the mysterious letter she received was a siren-song luring her to the incommunicado home of Lemora, a vampiress with an appetence for the blood of youths. This ancient, statuesque creature resides with her cackling old charlady and a mottle of emaciated children in a dark swampland where savage ghouls prowl the night.

The bizarre nexus ensuingly forged between Lemora and Lila is simultaneously horrific and erotically charged...the small-framed, willowy Lila futilely resisting, though apprehensively drawn to, the imposing and mysterious Lemora. It's an arousing 'butch/femme' dynamic which works well, and is illustrated more intricately than most examples of the gratis lesbiana inclusive to vampire cinema.

An artfully executed celestial nightmare with subtexts touching on religious hypocrisy and elegiac loss of innocence, LEMORA demonstrates perfectly how integrity, creativity, and resourcefulness can compensate heartily for dearth of funds in a motion picture production.

Superior. 9/10.

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