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New film version of vampire classic “CARMILLA” is coming next month

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s trendsetting 1872 novella of supernatural seduction has been reimagined for the screen once again.

Film Movement has announced that it will release CARMILLA as a Virtual Cinema title July 17. Emily Harris wrote and directed this version of the story (which inspired Roger Vadim’s BLOOD AND ROSES, Hammer’s THE VAMPIRE LOVERS and many others), and the cast is headed by Hannah Rae, Devrim Lingnau, Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise and Jessica Raine. 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.” Check out the movie’s British trailer below.

 

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.