A young woman is invited by her girlfriend, who lives in an English country mansion, to stay there with her. The estate, however, isn't quite what it seems--and neither is the friend who issued the invitation.
José Ramón Larraz
After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?
Struggling hippie independent filmmaker Mick gets his big break after he finds out that his girlfriend Marlene's father Burt is a movie producer. Unbeknown to Mick, Burt only specializes in... See full summary »
A runaway criminal breaks into an eerie chateau, taking its two frightened chambermaids hostage. As night falls, a group of mysterious aristocratic women arrive and the criminal begins to realize the women are hiding a sinister secret.
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 »
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 »
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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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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