In 1830, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla - or as she was in 1710, Carmilla. The nearby Finishing School offers rich pickings not only in in the blood of nubile young ladies but also with the headmaster who is desperate to become Mircalla's disciple, and the equally besotted and even more foolish author Richard Lestrange.

  1. Jimmy Sangster


  2. Tudor Gates


  3. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ralph Bates

    Ralph Bates

    Giles Barton

  2. Barbara Jefford

    Barbara Jefford

    Countess Herritzen

  3. Suzanna Leigh

    Suzanna Leigh

    Janet Playfair

  4. Michael Johnson

    Richard Lestrange

  5. Yutte Stensgaard

    Yutte Stensgaard

    Mircalla / Carmilla Karnstein

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Lust for a Vampire
Lust for a Vampire



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 2, 1971


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

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