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Double the pleasure... double the blood.
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The shocking true story behind the making of Hammer Films notorious vampire saga. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
John Hough ... Himself
Damien Thomas ... Himself

Joe Dante ... Himself
Wayne Kinsey ... Himself
Ted Newsom ... Himself
Kim Newman ... Himself
Tim Lucas ... Himself
Christopher Frayling ... Himself
David J. Skal ... Himself
John-Paul Checkett ... Himself
Eric Hoffman ... Himself
Candace Cherie ... Carmilla
Mattie Waters ... Laura (B-roll)
Michael Style ... Himself - Archival Footage
James Carreras ... Himself - Archival Footage

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Daniel Griffith 
 
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Gerald Chandler .... executive producer
Daniel Griffith .... producer
Don May Jr. .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Griffith 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Griffith 
 
Costume Design by
Kim Miller 
 
Makeup Department
Jill Clark .... makeup artist
 
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Philip Nutman .... story editor
Strat Parrott .... production assistant
 

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USA:89 min
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Dolby Digital (RCA Sound Recording)

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Behind the Hammer, 4 September 2014
Author: gavin6942 from United States

The shocking true story behind the making of Hammer Films' notorious vampire saga.

So, after the 50s and 60s, the countless Hammer sequels started to lose steam and were losing their edge to Amicus, AIP, Tigon and others. How do we fix that? Add sex appeal. And thanks to the influx of European films, the ratings board was getting a bit more relaxed on what you could show to adults.

This documentary gets into the biography of Sheridan LeFanu a bit, which is useful considering how overlooked he tends to be, or at least overshadowed by Bram Stoker. We find how Val Lewton wanted to turn LeFanu's work into an American colonial film, and how the first serious attempt was the pre-Hammer Italian attempt called "Terror in the Crypt" that is not well known.

There is, of course, discussion of the lesbian themes, and the odd denial from those involved that any such themes exist. How do they not see it when "Twins of Evil" evolved out of "Vampire Virgins", and that happened when those involved stumbled upon the twins in the October 1970 Playboy? The interview with John Hough is priceless, as his work definitely needs to be documented -- and how interesting to learn of the influence of Roman Polanski on "Twins of Evil". Oddly, the twins themselves were not interviewed when they might have some of the best insight.

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