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Lust for a Vampire

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 1970
  • Jimmy Sangster
  • 91 mins
  • X

Summary

Gothic horror starring Ralph Bates and Yutte Stensgaard. When Mircalla, a pupil at an exclusive finishing school in Transylvania, attracts the attention of her headmaster as well as another teacher, her terrible secret identity is in danger of being revealed.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Veteran Hammer writer/director Jimmy Sangster called this gothic horror "an embarrassment" in his autobiography, and Ralph Bates regretted ever starring in something so "tasteless". Both also hated the cheesy pop song Strange Love (by Tracy) incongruously dubbed over the love scene in the second of Hammer's Karnstein trilogy inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu's story Carmilla, with gratuitous lesbianism thrown into the gore formula. A shallow performance by former game-show hostess Yutte Stensgaard and some pretty ragged sets fix the lurid tone even lower as terror stalks the corridors of an exclusive girls' finishing school.

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Credits

Cast

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Giles BartonRalph Bates
Mircalla / CarmillaYutte Stensgaard
Countess HerritzenBarbara Jefford
Janet PlayfairSuzanna Leigh
Richard LestrangeMichael Johnson
Count KarnsteinMike Raven
TrudiLuan Peters
Miss SimpsonHelen Christie
PelleyDavid Healy
LandlordMichael Brennan
SusanPippa Steel

Crew

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DirectorJimmy Sangster

Details

Theatrical distributor
Hammer Film Prods Ltd
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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