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Twins of Evil

Hammer climaxed scriptwriter Tudor Gates's Sheridan Le Fanu trilogy (The Vampire Lovers and Lust for a Vampire) with this little number: Puritan witch-hunting and rum goings-on at Castle Karnstein in Pinewood Austria. The centrefold Collinson twins are a sabre-toothed fiend (Madeleine) and a damsel in distress (Mary), effectively marking out the tension between virginal repression and unchecked licentiousness lying at the core of the genre. Some moments of Gothic atmosphere though, don't quite dispel the feeling that much of the plot is devoted to developing situations where its leading ladies might be disrobed for the camera.

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Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Hough
Screenwriter: Tudor Gates
Cast: Madeleine and Mary Collinson
Peter Cushing
Kathleen Byron
Dennis Price
Harvey Hall
Isobel Black
Damien Thomas
David Warbeck
Katya Keith
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