Lust for a vampire still 3 from our story ephemera from the hammer films lesbian vampire karnstein trilogy lust for a vampire. Ingrid pitt, pippa steel, madeline smith, peter cushing. An analysis of hammer films karnstein trilogyof which pitts celebrated the vampire lovers 1970 was the first installmentis included, and also examined is the trilogys original literary source, sheridan le fanus carmilla. Carmilla, the lesbian vampire us, 2004 also released as vampires vs. At the end of the sixties hammer films were on the brink of bankruptcy and were in desperate need of a hit and the first of the trilogy vampire lovers, a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the le manus story, starred ingrid pitt as carmilla karnstein and the relatively subtle nudity and lesbianism helped the film to be a worldwide success. Carl dreyers dreamlike masterpiece vampyr 1931, roger vadims blood and roses 1960, and the italian christopher lee vehicle crypt of horror 1963 all featured female vampires, but other than that, one would be forgiven for not noticing the. The film was based on the 1872 novella carmilla by j. The film was based on the famous 1872 novella carmilla by j. Lust for a vampire 1971 second entry in hammers karnstein trilogy, based on the classic horror tale, carmilla. Jul 18, 2012 twins of evil is the last installment of the socalled karnstein trilogy, by hammer films. In the early seventies, hammer films produced wonderfully lush and fun karnstein trilogy inspired by joseph sheridan lefanus carmilla the vampire lovers, lust for a vampire and twins of evil.
The vampire lovers 1970 lust for a vampire 1971 twins of evil 1971 the vampire lovers 1970 our first venture into the vampire tales sees the hammer horror podcast team delve into the karnstein trilogy. The first of the series, the vampire lovers, starred beautiful polish actress ingrid pitt, who had previously played elizabeth. Sep 22, 2017 twins of evil was the third of the karnstein trilogy made by hammer, following in the wake of the vampire lovers 1970 and lust for a vampire 1971 and was again produced by harry fine and. Sheridan le fanu novella carmilla and is part of the socalled karnstein trilogy of films, the other films being lust for a vampire and. Lust for a vampire extends the idea and continues the story forty years later, in 1830, but with danish actress yutte stensgaard starring as carmilla instead of ingrid. Twilight by stephenie meyer, eclipse by stephenie meyer, breaking dawn by stephenie meyer, vampire academy by richelle m. The karnstein name has been bandied about in many horror and exploitation films over the years, and carmilla has appeared in countless comic books, cartoons, video games, you name it. Some short stories set in the anno dracula series universe have also included carmilla. Mar 12, 2014 carmilla aka the vampire carmilla us, 1999 from scorpio pictures, directed, written, and starring denise templeton. These cold winter nights are perfect for getting warm and cuddly on the couch, drinking hot cocoa and watching a classic vampire film and what better film than todays film flashback vampire lovers. The vampire lovers, lust for a vampire, and twins of evil. After sundown by amanda ashley, shades of gray by amanda ashley, the bitten by l.
Clanbook karnstein is a very nice effort to add another bloodline to the already much time ago overpopulated vampire background, besides an imaginative love letter to a very seminal work of vampire fiction. In fact, despite never having quite become household name, she is probably the most famous literary vampire after dracula. Despite its place in said series, it is actually a slight. The film stars yutte stensgaard, michael johnson, ralph bates, suzanna leigh, pippa. Lust for a vampire 1971, featuring danish born actress yutte stensgaard as mircalla. Jul 21, 2010 the vampire lovers 1970 is the first of hammer studiosa socalled karnstein trilogy, and despite the often garish choices when it comes to blood, fangs and nudity actually manages notable faithfulness. S tudiocanals restoration of the hammer back catalogue continues with their bluray and dvd release of lust for a vampire 1971. Jan 10, 2014 an analysis of hammer films karnstein trilogy of which pitts celebrated the vampire lovers 1970 was the first installmentis included, and also examined is the trilogy s original literary source, sheridan le fanus carmilla. Le fanu s carmilla but rather seems to try to portray a sort of prequel to the infamous tale. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. A series of oneshots in different aus from different authors here at negovanstein.
Carmilla is a story of a female vampire that preys on young women noted in the origins of the queer vampire, causing an epidemic. A female vampire, carmilla changes her name throughout the films, presumably to avoid detection. She then appears to him gives him the cliffs notes version of how their family. Jul 24, 2018 the karnstein trilogy was a twobirdswithonestone situation for hammer, because it allowed them to reinvent their most popular narrative trope vampires and to do so by tapping into the raw. Hunters of the dusk, allies of the night, killers of the dawn 3in1 edition darren shan 5. The mathematicals are all calculated and tabulated something fierce. The film the second in hammers karnstein trilogy is a colourful, entertaining romp indeed, character names like janet playfair and arthur biggs seem more attuned to a carry on caper than a hammer horror. Lust for a vampire is the second film in the karnstein trilogy based on the novels by sheridan le fanu.
Twins of evil is the last installment of the socalled karnstein trilogy, by hammer films. Karnstein meaning and origin of the name karnstein. To love a vampire has to be hammers cheesiest vampire film, the second in their karnstein trilogy, ups the nudity in an approved lesbian angle because its viewed by the count karnstein character here played by hokey mike raven with inserted eye closeup provided by christopher lee. First up was the vampire lovers a surprisingly faithful version of le fanus source, which introduced the world to the glorious ingrid pitt. Played by katya wyeth she appears when the most recent count karnstein who looks like jimmy fallon a lot calls upon her after sacrificing a young girl. Over the span of his long years as a vampire, louis lost a bit of sanity and had. The karnstein vampires would make two more appearances in the hammer films catalog. Praise for nora roberts and the circle trilogy americas favorite writer.
Sheridan le fanu mircallas name is an anagram of carmilla. Carmilla karnstein is a 340 year old, former vampire and student at silas university. Vampire hunter, we are told lady durwood is, by birth, a karnstein, having taken lord durwoods name and given him the gift of immortality. The karnstein trilogy of hammer studios vampire films. Best young adult book series i saw a list for good books, but it was too hard choosing individual books, so i made this list.
Its a book i knew at least hinted at some sort of sapphic relationship between laura and carmilla, but when id first read it, i assumed it would just be hints. The karnstein trilogy of vampire films were produced by hammer films, and were notable at the time for being somewhat daring in explicitly depicting lesbian themes. Carmilla karnstein ingrid pitt is the main villainess in the 1970 british hammer horror film, the vampire lovers. Ephemera from the hammer films lesbian vampire karnstein. The vampire lovers 1970, uk lust for a vampire 1971, uk twins of evil 1971, uk although britains hammer studios had already defined the period film from the late fifties on with its remakes. Lesbian vampire films inspired by carmilla spooky isles. Lust for a vampire 1971 lust for a vampire 1971 user. In 1872, 25 years before publication of bram stokers dracula, irish author joseph sheridan le fanu wrote a gothic novella called carmilla first appearing in the magazine, the dark blue, and then in a collection of le fanus short stories called in a glass darkly, carmilla is the tale of a female vampire preying upon young women in the state of.
How does the 2014 stage play by david macdowell blue hand. The vampire lovers is a 1970 british gothic horror film directed by roy ward baker and starring ingrid pitt, peter cushing, george cole, kate omara, madeline smith, dawn addams and jon finch. And what better way to celebrate the 50th vern tells it like it is column than with the long. Regardless of how you feel about the film, there is no denying the vampire lovers marked an important change in direction for hammer. Oct 29, 2014 the top 10 vampire books from the eternally enthralling tale of dracula, to femmes fatales spooking in the name of feminine sexuality, horror author lauren owen selects her favourite vampiric tales. It bears little resemblance to the series original source material, j. Often preferring to keep distant from others, it is rare for her to make friends with people.
Le fanus carmilla but rather seems to try to portray a sort of prequel to the infamous tale. The first movie, the vampire lovers, was based on j. One shots for the pairing of laura hollis and carmilla karnstein hollstein, from the amazing web series carmilla. It was left to hammer to craft a more blatant retelling.
We got like 11 or so experts on the films of badass cinema rating over 300 quality badass pictures. Monsters are such interesting people the karnstein trilogy. Oct 31, 20 the vampire lovers 1970 our first venture into the vampire tales sees the hammer horror podcast team delve into the karnstein trilogy. Other features are rare photographs and other movierelated graphics from every phase of the. This 1970 flick was the first in hammer films karnstein trilogy, based loosely on sheridan le fanus carmilla. Other features are rare photographs and other movierelated graphics from every phase of the actress career and.
Carmilla first appears as marcilla, a girl who is left by her mother in the care of general spielsdorf peter cushing and his family in styria, now part of austria. This has been described as an abysmal vampire soap opera that owes more to dark shadows than j. In this jump to divine hammerverse, carmilla infiltrates to the girlschool in. The karnstein trilogy consisted of the following three films.
Sheridan le fanus 1872 carmilla requires alteration to become palatable to a modern audience. A vampire named baron karnstein appears in anno dracula by kim newman. With all the hubbub about sexy vampires these days, courtesy of twilight, true blood and the vampire diaries, its time to take a short stroll down memory lane to the golden age of vampire lesbian cinema with hammers socalled karnstein trilogy. An analysis of hammer films karnstein trilogy of which pitts celebrated the vampire lovers 1970 was the first installmentis included.
Oct 25, 2014 at the end of the sixties hammer films were on the brink of bankruptcy and were in desperate need of a hit and the first of the trilogy vampire lovers, a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the le manus story, starred ingrid pitt as carmilla karnstein and the relatively subtle nudity and lesbianism helped the film to be a worldwide success. Oct 09, 2015 the vampire lovers 1970 hammer films loved carmilla so much that they created an entire trilogy of films influenced by the story. Jun 19, 2012 the three films that make up the karnstein trilogy were made within twelve months of each other, and have met with mixed views from audiences and critics alike. Since were in the midst of spooky season and halloween is less than a week away as im writing this, i decided now would be a good time to reread and discuss this book. In the late 1800s, a novelist takes a teaching job at a finishing school for apparently only beautiful girls so he can perv out on them. We got these points all added up and averaged and what not to determine their true badass quality levels. Seductive vampire carmilla karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenthcentury gemany. The new yorker this wellplotted, finely detailed paranormal adventure is driven by richly developed characters, making it a cut above from others in this subgenre, and among roberts best. Lust for a vampire 1971, featured danish actress yutte stensgaard as mircalla. Carmilla has been the inspiration for numerous vampire films, including hammers famous karnstein trilogy. Ephemera from the hammer films lesbian vampire karnstein trilogy.
She became laura hollis roommate after lauras previous roommate, betty, went missing under mysterious circumstances. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. In this loose sequel to the first film, a revived countess mircalla seduces and murders her way through an exclusive girls school. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Possessing a sarcastic disposition, carmilla is strong willed and melancholic. The characters, incidents, and dialogues are products of the authors imagination and are not to be construed as real. Smith harperpaperbacks a division ofharpercollinspublishers this is a work of fiction.
At the end of the sixties hammer films were on the brink of bankruptcy and were in desperate need of a hit and the first of the trilogy vampire lovers, a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the le manus story, starred ingrid pitt as carmilla karnstein and the relatively subtle nudity and lesbianism helped the film to be a worldwide success, and, essentially, it saved the studio. Of all versions, this one portrays carmilla with the most sympathy, as a tragic monster. The vampire lovers 1970, starred polishborn ingrid pitt as lesbian vampire mircalla karnstein. A vampire named baron karnstein appears in kim newmans novel anno dracula 1992. Carmilla provided the studio with the framework for three looselylinked films, known as the karnstein trilogy due to the recurrent character of carmilla karnstein. But lust for a vampire in no way approaches the raw class of those films. This was the second of the karnstein trilogy that began. Ephemera from the hammer films lesbian vampire karnstein trilogy flashbak her hot lips travelled along my cheek in kisses. Flashbak has a free digest of the weeks best stories and pictures get yours here. Ive read so many articles that cover hammers karnstein trilogy the vampire lovers, lust for a vampire, twins of evil, yet there seems to be a fourth karnstein entry. Harry potter series, not harry potter and the halfblood prince. Male louis karnstein was an old and powerful vampire who turned raphael santiago. Aug 05, 2019 s tudiocanals restoration of the hammer back catalogue continues with their bluray and dvd release of lust for a vampire 1971. The history behind carmilla, the story of a 19th century.
Hammer films twilight years find the horror studio raging. This new dedicated ebook edition of vampire homoerotica includes a new and illuminating introduction, and also the bonus story true story of a vampire 1894 by count. There have been numerous adaptations of carmilla to other media, among the best known of which are the karnstein trilogy of britishamerican horror films, made up of the vampire lovers 1970, lust for a vampire 1971 and twins of evil 1971, and the web series carmilla that is made up primarily of a hundred and twentyone videos that were. Made right at the height of the womens movement, these lesbian vampire sisters are doing it for themselves. Oct 25, 2014 lust for a vampire 1971 by the telltale mind on october 25, 2014 2 comments lust for a vampire is the second movie to fall under the karnstein trilogy banner, and while it is usually billed as a sequel, it is a loose one as it features none of the characters from the first film except for carmilla karnstein. Lust for a vampire is the second movie in hammers karnstein trilogy. The karnstein trilogy of vampire films 1 were produced by hammer films, and were notable at the time for being somewhat daring in explicitly depicting lesbian themes. New york hungary formerly affiliation, fate status. They are related by vampires of the noble karnstein family, and their seat castle karnstein near the town of karnstein in styria, austria. Lust for a vampire is the second movie to fall under the karnstein trilogy banner, and while it is usually billed as a sequel, it is a loose one as it features none of the characters from the first film except for carmilla karnstein.723 218 1149 943 317 778 1276 1387 1294 831 1341 316 138 1060 1053 494 634 824 1111 1251 1280 1297 497 408 312 1270 29 988 22 1134 660 1317 928 56 1201 268 292 869