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Series: Hammer's Carmilla Cycle

Review: Twins of Evil (1971)

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By the 70s, Hammer didn’t have a whole lot left to give. Only a handful of films after 1970 lived up to the high standards Hammer set in its early years. Most of the ones that are remembered are only recalled because they are sequels to other successful Hammer movies, while the rest are relegated to cinematic obscurity. But there are some films from this age that were proof that Hammer still had some sense left. Twins of Evil, though a far cry from a Hammer masterpiece, manages to be one of the gems from this time.(read more...)

Review: Lust for a Vampire (1971)

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When Nate asked me to review this film for the second time, I scoffed. This isn’t unusual as I tend to scoff at anything Nate says, but the reason for this particular brand of scoffing lies in my former opinion of this movie. Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, when I had a column at Classic-Horror called “Jenn’s Obscure Movie of the Month,” I reviewed this film. My general opinion was that it was a half hearted attempt at lesbian vampire porn and should be called Lust for Knockers. I believe I even suggested to get the widescreen version so you wouldn’t miss one erect nipple this movie has to offer. God, how my view of this film changed the second time around. In reality, Lust for a Vampire is a fine vampire film well worthy of the name “Hammer Films“.(read more...)

Review: The Vampire Lovers (1970)

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The Vampire Lovers, while based on nineteenth century writer Sheridan LeFanu’s classic vampire novella "Carmilla," is not high art. It is however, a highly enjoyable if a little tawdry vampire yarn in the grand Hammer tradition replete with foggy graveyards, ruined castles, buxom, braless, neck-biting beauties and the greatest vampire killer of all time, Peter Cushing.(read more...)

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