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Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Director:

Richard Blackburn

Writers:

Richard Blackburn (screenplay), Robert Fern (screenplay)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lesley Taplin Lesley Taplin ... Lemora (as Lesley Gilb)
Cheryl Smith ... Lila Lee
William Whitton William Whitton ... Alvin Lee
Hy Pyke ... The Bus Driver
Maxine Ballantyne Maxine Ballantyne ... The Old Woman
Steve Johnson Steve Johnson ... The Ticket Seller
Parker West Parker West ... The Young Man
Charla Hall Charla Hall
Jack Fisher Jack Fisher
Buck Buchanan Buck Buchanan
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... The Reverend
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Storyline

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Light in the Window ... The Lock on the Door ... The Sounds in the Night! A Possession is Taking Place! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rape of the Vampires See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Blackfern See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alvin Lee's car seen at the beginning of the film is a French Citroen Traction Avant made from 1934 - 1957. See more »

Goofs

When Lila is first taken into the house by Lemora, she is told to go upstairs to her room. Lemora says "It is the first open door at the end of the hall." But when Lila goes upstairs ALL of the doors are closed. See more »

Quotes

Lila Lee: Let me alone! Let me go! What have I ever done to you?
Lemora: Oh, nothing at all. But you make a mistake. I don't want to revenge myself on you. I want to give you something. Come to me.
Lila Lee: You wanna kill me!
Lemora: No! My present is the opposite of death. It's life. A life that can never die.
Lila Lee: [cowering] But why me? I don't want it. I swear I don't!
Lemora: Oh, yes, you do. I know you, Lila. Better than you know yourself. We are one and the same, and until you realize that, you can never be happy.
Lila Lee: Keep away!
Lemora: It has to ...
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Connections

Featured in Confessions of Lemora (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Paper Angel
Sung by The Black Whole
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these older 'guardians' have more than the interests of the virgin child at heart

This is an unusual and enjoyable film that may have ambitions beyond it's means but is nevertheless a very brave attempt to do something just that little bit different. We begin with Cheryl Smith as the angelic, purer than pure, Lila Lee, star of the local church and living under the protection of her minister in the absence of her gangster father. Both here and later in the scenes with the magnificent lesbian vampire, Lemora, played by Lesley Taplin (Gilb) there are unmistakable hints that these older 'guardians' have more than the interests of the virgin child at heart. The opening scenes in the church and the later ones in Lemora's residence are colourful and rather grandly shot but it is the sequence depicting the young girl's seeming trip to find her father that is most astounding. From the moment she leaves the protection of the minister, she seems not only most vulnerable but the sets seem flimsy and almost laughable, but I'm guessing that this was deliberate and that even the bumpy creaky bus with the unbelievable driver are all designed to let us know that maybe not all is how it seems here. After this great sequence we meet the impressive Lemora and various zombies but despite a rather creepy bath scene there is just a little too much, running about. Still, unusual and well worth seeing.


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