The Vampire Lovers
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This sexy horror story from Britain's Hammer Films finds Ingrid Pitt playing three roles, the most notable being a lesbian vampire who will resort to biting a man only when it is absolutely necessary. A doctor and a manservant are victims, but only after she has exhausted all attempts to sink her fangs into the bosoms of young women. The General (Peter Cushing) finds his daughter Laura (Pippa Steel) is victimized by the bite of the vampiress. With the help of Baron Hartog (Douglas Wilmer), they try to end the horror brought by the blood-sucking beauty. Blood, gore and a few decapitations… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

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"Fairly flat dialog doesn't provide much of the unconscious humor that usually gives a lift to this type of entertainment."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"What's remarkable about 'The Vampire Lovers' is not the bite wounds that mark the bare female breasts but the intense romantic yearning and fear of separation and loneliness that mark the character of Carmilla (Ingrid Pitt)."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Not the best of the Karnstein trilogy, but gory and sexy. What else do you need."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"This eroticized vampire tale resulted from the last significant surge of creative energy at Britian's Hammer Films, which thereafter descended into abject self-parody."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"...would've worked better as a short..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Sheridan Le Fanu's classic 1872 novella Carmilla has served as the basis for numerous vampire flicks, although it's probably safe to state that this blood-and-boob-filled adaptation from Hammer Films boasts the largest fan base."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Although it's over-long and has some genuinely silly moments and dialogue, this was a key film from Hammer."
‑ , Film4
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