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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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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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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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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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Alvin Lee's car seen at the beginning of the film is a French Citroen Traction Avant made from 1934 - 1957.See more »
Quotes:
The Old Woman:[singing to Lila] There was an old woman all skin and bones, Ooh-ooh-oooh-ooh-ooh. And she did weep and she did moan, Ooooh-ooh-oooh-ooh-ooh. She walked on through the streets of town. Ooooh-ooh-oooh-ooh-ooh. Where all the dead lay on the ground. Ooooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh. Then turned and to the parson said. Ooooh. Will I look like that when I am dead? Ooooh. The parson to the old woman said... BOO!
[Lila screams, the old laughs hysterically]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Confessions of Lemora (1994) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Paper AngelSee more »

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19 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A lost Classic, 31 May 2003

It isn't hard to see why 'Lemora' was condemned by the Catholic film society. It's the story of a pubescent girl's fall from innocence and her sexual awakening, told in a 'fairytale for adults' manner. There are some amoral scenes to sit through with hints of lesbianism between the child and her vampire tutor that occasionally come across as sleazy, especially when the pubescent girl is given a bath by Lemora ('What an exciting figure you have').

Ambitiously set in the 1920s, a gangster brutally murders his wife and her lover before disappearing into the country. His thirteen-year-old daughter, Lila Lee (played by Cheryl Smith*) is cared for by the Reverend Mueller (director, Blackburn), who secretly houses sensuous feeling for his little choirgirl. Lila is delighted when she receives a letter from the mysterious Lemora, detailing her father's deteriorating condition. Lemora demands that Lila be present at her father's bed immediately. Lila's journey to Lemora's hidden cottage, through dense dark woods is constantly plagued; firstly, by lecherous older men, then a psychopathic bus-driver and then a group of fanged beasts who chase her from the bus. The seductive Lemora's house is filled with children, all of whom are part of her growing legion of vampires. The Reverend has decided to admit his sordid desires to Lila and begins to search for her. You'd think that was enough plot development, but after this point more twists follow, which might confuse some viewers.

'Lemora', a late night TV favourite, is considered to be one of the classic vampire films of the early seventies, opposite 'Count Yorga, Vampire' (Bob Kelljan, 1970). There strong sexual overtones and the corruption of innocence storyline were the prime reasons why the Catholic Film Board wanted this film banned for almost twenty years. Due to its lack of budget, (poor sound and sketchy cinematography) and European feel, the film often looks like a porn film which doesn't help matters concerning the sexual connotations, but they're never really presented in a exploitative manner.

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