The Vampire Lovers (1970)

Vampire Lovers, The (1970, GBR) C-91m. ** D: Roy Ward Baker. Starring Ingrid Pitt, George Cole, Kate O'Mara, Peter Cushing, Ferdy Mayne, Douglas Wilmer, Madeline Smith, Jon Finch. Erotic Hammer chiller about a female vampire (Pitt) who resides at a castle and is attacking innocent girls by night. Much too talky and even confusing at the beginning (though prologue is nice), film improves in the final third. Well-directed, moody but uneven horror movie was followed by two sequels, LUST FOR A VAMPIRE and TWINS OF EVIL (both 1971). Based on Sheridan Le Fanu's famous Carmilla.


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