The Vampire Lovers

Film, Horror
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The film which made Ingrid Pitt a major horror movie cult figure (she plays a voracious lesbian vampire). Based on Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla, it is well mounted and enjoyable, with solid performances: the pre-credits sequence, in particular, has a dreamy beauty. But some of the action is a bit flat; and overall it marks the point at which vampirism in British movies became so overtly erotic that the films virtually ceased to be about anything except sex. Later examples of the strain were to become terribly monotonous.

By: DP

Release details

Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Screenwriter: Tudor Gates
Cast: Ingrid Pitt
Pippa Steele
Madeleine Smith
Peter Cushing
George Cole
Dawn Addams
Douglas Wilmer
Jon Finch
Kate O'Mara
Ferdy Mayne
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