The Vampire Lovers

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Vampire Lovers (1970, USA/UK) is a Vampire film directed by Roy Ward Baker. It is the first film in a trilogy, followed by Lust For a Vampire and Twins of Evil.


Main Details

  • Released on September 3, 1970 (UK)
  • Color
  • Running Time: 91 Min.
  • Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (as An American International - Hammer Films Production) | Hammer Film Productions (as An American International - Hammer Films Production)
  • Distribution Co: MGM-EMI (1970) (UK) (theatrical) | American International Pictures (AIP) (1970) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Roy Ward Baker
  • Written by Harry Fine, Tudor Gates, Michael Style, Tudor Gates
  • Starring Ingrid Pitt, George Cole, Kate O'Mara
  • Produced by Harry Fine, Michael Style, Louis M. Heyward
  • Original Music by Harry Robertson
  • Cinematography by Moray Grant
  • Film Editing by James Needs

Plot Summary

  • Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenth-century Gemany.

Also known as

  • Gruft der Vampire (Germany)


  • She's the New Horror from Hammer!
  • Beautiful temptress ...... or Bloodthirsty monster?
  • Even the dead can love.
  • If you dare... taste the deadly passion of the BLOOD-NYMPHS!
  • An erotic nightmare of tormented lusts that throb in headless, undead bodies!
  • Carmilla is really queen of lesbian vampires!
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