Release date: 1999
After Dracula, Carmilla is arguably the most influential piece of vampire literature. Certainly when it comes to 19th century literature that is an inescapable truism. It is also one of the most abused pieces of vampire literature.
Like Dracula there have been a fair few movies that have little or nothing to do with the original story, despite claims to the contrary. Some, despite having no meaningful connection with the original prose, are works of absolute genius, Dreyer’s Vampyr being a prime example.
You’d think a film that styles itself as J Sheridan Le Fanu’s Vampire Carmilla would have at least a passing interest in the original story. Unfortunately this borrows a couple of names, does the anagram thing – rather clumsily – and has a lesbianism aspect. Beyond that the film bears as little resemblance to Carmilla as possible. It is also rather borrowing.
|in the woods|
|at the grave|
|beware women in cloaks|
The imdb page is here.