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Lust For A Vampire
a girls' college near a ruined and much talked about is a
convenient choice for everyone. First of all, for the girls, who can
study the epic of family Karlstein (seem they do only that) and make
nice jokes. Then, is good for the vampires who have near them a
reservoir of blue-eyed virgins. (!) And finally, is good for the
director and screenwriter, who move the characters move from a place to
another in few seconds. A little 'less for us, but it does not matter.
Millarca, Carmilla, to tell the truth Mircalla, back in the second
movie of the trilogy Karlstein by "Hammer", which began with "The
Vampire Lovers". A series that was to refurbish the image of the
British production house, taking inspiration from a story by Le Fanu
and with 'tits, kissing and squeezes .
seen the pleasant "The Vampire Lovers" we hoped that the second episode
was of the same strength. Error. "Lust Of The Vampire", start in a
wrong way, already in pre-production. Jimmy Sangster replaces as
director at the last moment, the injured Terence Fischer, a good and
succesful director, a hero of the "Hammer", for which he directed
several horror remake hits such as "The Curse Of Frankenstein"
"Dracula," "The Mummy," "The Phantom Of The Opera". Sangster instead is
much better known as a screenwriter, also successful and relevant for
the English house, rather than as a director.
Pitt one of the protagonists of the previous films, decided not to
bring his German accent in history, because the script, she thinks, is
very poor. Then again, Peter Cushing reject the role, to be close
to his sick wife and he was substitute, always at last, by Ralph
Bates which performs the task, considering later this interpretation as
the worst in his career. Finally, the beautiful Madleine Smith, another
star of "The Vampire Lovers", "sacrifices" herself at the very first
scenes. And think that these are just the events of pre-production!
to Ingrid Pitt that defines the script as poos, it must be said that
she is not dealing with a hysteria star, but definitely she understands
all. Because even if there Sangster although , although as director and
Tudor Gates who writes the script again, the story is poor and
especially underdeveloped. In the harem of the this female college,
with the girls skilfully introduced as virgin vestals, there were
plenty of room to blow up a horror story with a little' of eroticism
(always an ounce, without exaggeration, remember) as designed. Instead,
the whole thing becomes a never-ending romance that breaks down also
the heart problems of the main character that would be potentially
interesting as there is a vampire torn between her nature and love.
For A Vampire" is also a film that shows in a more than a few free
topless, for example, when the girls to go to sleep or during a neck
massage! without miss so many subjective over the shoulder of the
actress, so to put at least a tit in the image. The hottest moment is,
of course, to the carnal relationship between the vampire and the main
male character, a scene that has the burden of satisfying the morbidity
of the male audience (it succeed discreetly).
rest is then supplemented by narrative choices, like the one quoted at
the beginning and also from the classic fact that everyone wants to go
to secluded places and strictly at midnight.
the elegance of "Hammer" with its beautiful reconstructions, beautiful
costumes and part of outdoor places recreate in a studio (extreme fake,
but we likeit), rises a little our 'morale, although a blooper in
the end, breaks down the movie.
young, blonde girl, arrive one day at this luxurious women's
college, built near the abandoned castle of the family Karlstein. At
the same time comes the well-known writer Richard Lestrange, who takes
a teaching post. Almost immediately, some girls begin to disappear
mysteriously, all seduced by Mircalla, which is actually named Carmilla
Karlstein, a vampire resurrected in search of hot blood. Even the
teachers Lestrange and Barton fall in love with the beautiful blonde
and the first one have return feelings creating some problems in the
soul of the vampire. The attempt to hide the incidents by the director
is unmasked by an investigator a little "Monty Python" and
his investigations lead (after centuries!) in a Frankenstein style
revolt by the people of small village.
cast is made up of well-known actors especially at the time, Barbara
Jefford, great theater actress (and partly TV star), Suzanna Leigh,
seen in many TV series, Pippa Steel interpreter of the whole trilogy
and David Healy, who played the U.S. stereotype in several British
protagonists are instead: Ralph Bates, Yutte Stensgaard and Michael
Johnson. The first, in addition to having a relationship with Louis
Pasteur was a great British talent became famous for the TV series "The
Caesars" of 1968. He then became one of the big actors of "Hammer" for
which he plays several films debuting with "Taste The Blood Of
Dracula", playing the lead role in "The Horror Of Frankenstein" and
"Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde" and of course doing here Professor Barton
(a role that would, in hindsight, preferred not to play).
With the crisis of the "Hammer" he has begun to work more often in television productions, not so much famous.
Johnson instead was a purely television actor, who here plays the
Prof.Lestrange, horror writer, who falls in love with Carmilla.
Carmilla is played by Yutte Stensgaard, blonde Danish actress, she had
a great body and a terrible physical expression. She emigrated to
Britain to seek fortune in the cinema, but made her debut in the
Italian film "La Ragazza con la pistola" by Mario Monicelli. Then she
appears in various TV series and horror films, some of which comedies,
reaching her peak with this movie. Given the artistic failure, she
moved to the United States, where she began working for a network of
Christian radio. In that case, the crucifix has not scared her!