Lust for a Vampire (1971)


‘Lust for a vampire’ is the second film in the Karnstein Trilogy based on the novels by Sheridan le Fanu. The sequel to ‘Vampire lovers’ starring Ingrid Pitt, and prequel to ‘Twins of Evil’ starring playboy playmate twins Mary & Madeline smith, ‘Lust for a vampire’ was hindered in its production from the off set. Legendary Hammer director Terrence Fisher was forced to pull out and Peter Cushing was replaced by Ralph Bates in the lead role. Yutte Stensgaard plays the truly beautiful Mircalla, a lesbian vampire who is torn between her love for her teacher and her lust for blood. This film has a very cosy atmosphere very traditional of hammers work around the late sixties early seventies. The sets are reasonable and although highly criticised for her performance, Yutte does her job well.