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Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Director:

Richard Blackburn

Writers:

Richard Blackburn (screenplay), Robert Fern (screenplay)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lesley Taplin Lesley Taplin ... Lemora (as Lesley Gilb)
Cheryl Smith ... Lila Lee
William Whitton William Whitton ... Alvin Lee
Hy Pyke ... The Bus Driver
Maxine Ballantyne Maxine Ballantyne ... The Old Woman
Steve Johnson Steve Johnson ... The Ticket Seller
Parker West Parker West ... The Young Man
Charla Hall Charla Hall
Jack Fisher Jack Fisher
Buck Buchanan Buck Buchanan
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... The Reverend
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Storyline

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

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Run, little girl! Innocence is in peril tonight! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Notably similar to the story Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu in which a female seduces a teenage girl. Towards the end of the film Lemora indicates that she has had many names. See more »

Goofs

Moments after Lila finishes her bath, she is attacked by a man. In the ensuing scuffle the portable tub she had just bathed in is knocked over, yet no water at all is seen splashing out. In fact, the tub appears to be dry. See more »

Quotes

Lemora: The girl is around here somewhere. If you let her escape, or allow them to get to her before you do, I'll make you wish you *could* die.
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Connections

Featured in Confessions of Lemora (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Closer Walk with Thee
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Cheryl Smith
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these older 'guardians' have more than the interests of the virgin child at heart

This is an unusual and enjoyable film that may have ambitions beyond it's means but is nevertheless a very brave attempt to do something just that little bit different. We begin with Cheryl Smith as the angelic, purer than pure, Lila Lee, star of the local church and living under the protection of her minister in the absence of her gangster father. Both here and later in the scenes with the magnificent lesbian vampire, Lemora, played by Lesley Taplin (Gilb) there are unmistakable hints that these older 'guardians' have more than the interests of the virgin child at heart. The opening scenes in the church and the later ones in Lemora's residence are colourful and rather grandly shot but it is the sequence depicting the young girl's seeming trip to find her father that is most astounding. From the moment she leaves the protection of the minister, she seems not only most vulnerable but the sets seem flimsy and almost laughable, but I'm guessing that this was deliberate and that even the bumpy creaky bus with the unbelievable driver are all designed to let us know that maybe not all is how it seems here. After this great sequence we meet the impressive Lemora and various zombies but despite a rather creepy bath scene there is just a little too much, running about. Still, unusual and well worth seeing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rape of the Vampires See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Blackfern See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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