By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The new screen adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s vampire classic sees release today.
Writer/director Emily Harris’ CARMILLA (based on Le Fanu’s 1872 novella that previously inspired Roger Vadim’s BLOOD AND ROSES, Hammer’s THE VAMPIRE LOVERS and numerous other movies) is now available as a Virtual Cinema title from Film Movement; go here https://www.filmmovement.com/carmilla#playing for viewing options.
Hannah Rae, Devrim Lingnau, Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise and Jessica Raine star; the synopsis: “Isolated from the outside world, 15-year-old Lara [Rae] lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine [Raine]. Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl [Lingnau] into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.”