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Lust for a Vampire (1971)

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In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful ... See full summary »

Director:

Jimmy Sangster

Writers:

Tudor Gates (screenplay), Sheridan Le Fanu (based on characters created by) (as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Jefford ... Countess Herritzen
Ralph Bates ... Giles Barton
Suzanna Leigh ... Janet Playfair
Yutte Stensgaard ... Mircalla / Carmilla Karnstein
Michael Johnson Michael Johnson ... Richard Lestrange
Helen Christie ... Miss Simpson
Mike Raven ... Count Karnstein
Christopher Cunningham Christopher Cunningham ... Coachman
Harvey Hall Harvey Hall ... Inspector Heinrich
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Landlord
Pippa Steel Pippa Steel ... Susan Pelley
Judy Matheson ... Amanda McBride
Caryl Little Caryl Little ... Isabel Courtney
David Healy David Healy ... Raymond Pelley
Jonathan Cecil ... Arthur Biggs
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Storyline

In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla - or as she was in 1710, Carmilla. The nearby Finishing School offers rich pickings not only in in the blood of nubile young ladies but also with the headmaster who is desperate to become Mircalla's disciple, and the equally besotted and even more foolish author Richard Lestrange. Written by J-26

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love for a Vampire See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite Mike Raven being a well-known radio presenter, his voice was dubbed by Valentine Dyall. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, crewmembers are reflected in the stagecoach door, sitting around on the grass. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the original UK cinema release a BBFC cut was made which replaced a topless shot of Amanda with a partially covered one during the bed scene where she is bitten by Mircalla. Video releases were uncut though the 2002 Warner DVD curiously featured the edited cinema print. The 2008 Optimum DVD is the uncut version. See more »


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Strange Love
Music by Harry Robertson
Lyrics by Frank Godwin
Performed by Tracy
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"Lust...you will too after seeing Yutte as the vampire."
13 September 1999 | by hammer-21See all my reviews

The absolutely stunning Danish actress Yutte Stensgaard stars as the vampire seductress Mircalla in Hammer films part two of the "Carmilla Karnstein" trilogy. Not a great film but a worthy one for all Hammer/British horror film fans. Originally to be directed by the ace of gothic horror, Terence Fisher, he was injured in a car accident just days before filming started. A good/decent film from Jimmy Sangster, but one thinks of what it could have been in Fisher's hands. MUST viewing for all Yutte fans and fans to be.


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