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.
FEMALE BODIES... whose embrace is the kiss of death for a man or woman!
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Did You Know?
was originally cast as Giles Barton but left the production to care for his seriously ill wife Helen. He was replaced by Ralph Bates
, who described the film as "one of the worst films ever made." See more
Inspector Heinrich uses a rope to climb down a well to search for missing body. When rope is tied to top of well and thrown down the well it's straight. When Inspector climbs the rope it's knotted every 3 ft or so. See more
I spend the whole of last night going through Giles's researches, and believe me they are powerful evidence.
Evidence! Of what?
That you are a vampire.
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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Music by Harry Robertson
(as Harry Robinson)
Lyrics by Frank Godwin
Performed by Tracy See more