LUST FOR A VAMPIRE
Director - Jimmy Sangster, Screenplay - Tudor Gates, Producers - Tudor
Gates & Michael Style, Photography - David Muir, Music - Harry Robinson,
Music Supervisor - Philip Martell, Makeup - George Blackler, Art
Direction - Don Mingaye. Production Company - Hammer. 1971.
Michael Johnson (Richard Lestrange), Yutte Stensgaard (Mircalla/Carmilla
Karnstein), Ralph Bates (Giles Barton), Suzanna Leigh (Janet Mayfair),
Helen Christie (Miss Simpson), Barbara Jefford (Countess Herritzen),
Mike Raven (Count Karnstein), David Healy (Raymond Polley), Harvey Hall
When Mircalla is revived by Count Karnstein and his wife, the villagers begin to panic as the
vampire-related attacks are resumed. Mircalla enrolls into an exclusive
girl’s school where she clandestinely lures Giles Barton, a student of
the occult, to fall in love with her. Things go well until he witnesses
the vampire kill one of her roommates one evening. He too is then killed
Next Mircalla sets her bloodlusts on Richard Lestrange, an author of horror stories.
Eventually, Lestrange discovers the vampire’s secret through Barton’s
notes, yet he still overlooks Mircalla’s vampirism and becomes so
obsessed with loving her. He even attempts to rescue her from the flames
of her burning castle when the villagers set the structure on fire. In
return for his deep love, the vampire-woman attacks him, and he is impaled
on a burning refter. Also caught within the flames, Mircalla burns into
a rotten corpse.