Lust for a Vampire, apt title.
Not much love is thrown at Lust for a Vampire, the second Hammer Karnstein entry. Most of the top-billed crew jumped ship. Terence Fisher wriggled out of directing it. Peter Cushing was replaced by Ralph Bates. Ingrid Pitt declined, a role fulfilled by the bodacious Yutte Stensgaard.
It’s Carmilla rather inartfully reimagined. Reimagined as Mircalla to be exact.
She’s reincarnated by her family, which includes the guy I noted as “Christopher Lee’s understudy” (who was actually a well-known radio personality, Mike Raven). She shows up at a school for girls and begins seducing and draining them of blood.
Only, this lesbian vampire gets won over by an ardent writer named Lestrange (Michael Johnson), muddling and diluting this picture. It seems Lestrange brought her to a life-changing orgasm, if I read that scene correctly.
So, everyone hates it. I enjoyed it.