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Artwork by Chad Schimke in homage to The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

THE VAMPIRE LOVERS

THE VAMPIRE LOVERS - Produced by Hammer Films, The Vampire Lovers stars Ingrid Pitt in the title role, a vampire first depicted in a novella, Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. After a carriage ride, Carmilla is dropped off at the chateau, when she captures the lord of the manor’s daughter (Emma). The vampire kills everyone who tries to take her new lover away, but somehow Carl is able to rescue Emma. Carmilla flees to her ancestral castle, now laying ruins.  Carl, Emma and two accomplices find Carmilla's grave, and according to vampire lore, she can only be killed by one method. So they cut off her head and drive a stake through her heart. The film was considered daring for its depictions of lesbianism and nudity, which are quite innocent by today’s standards. These themes reference the source material and provide all the trappings of gothic fiction. Shot in a bona fide mansion, the majestic building adds to the dream-like ambiance. Brooding actors flit down hallways lit by candelabras, attired in Regency costumes. I have loved vampires for as long as I can remember. Having watched most every vampire flick, I’ve seen each one, from Nosferatu up to the present. The Vampire Lovers is a film you should not miss! 









12 comments:

  1. I love vampire everything! I love all iterations of them from the gory, "rip your throat out" Lost Boys to the romantic Interview with the Vampire stuff.

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  2. Hhhhmmmm...I would love to have a go at this!

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  3. I've always been obsessed with the idea of vampires. So exciting! Thanks for showcases these.

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  4. Is this one of the classics? They sure made them great back then. Interesting and unique plots, and inspire fear with the unseen!

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  5. I used to be obsessed with vampires before! They are so cool.

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  6. Gotta love a classic vampire story! They never get old! I'll need to check this one out. Thanks for sharing ^^

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  7. Interesting. I'm intrigued by vampires so this is def. catching my attention!

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  8. I haven't heard about this book yet. I love vampire series so I think I'll read this.

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  9. I am keen to do more reading this summer. This looks like one I should get on my reading radar this summer.

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  10. I love old school horrors. They were so well written and timeless!

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  11. Frankly, I'm not a fan of horror movies so this would scare me. That said, I'm sure those who love the genre will love this one too.

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  12. I hadn't heard of this before, but it looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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