Jimmy Sangster directed this classic vampire tale set in 1830. It has been about 40 years since the evil Karnstein family spread terror across the land and now they are back.
A young woman arrives at a girls finishing school. Her name is Mircalla (Yutte Stensgaard) and she immediately grabs the attention of a teacher named Giles Barton (Ralph Bates).
Barton has been doing research on the Karnstein legend and he discovers that Mircalla is actually Carmilla Karstein. One night he follows her back to the castle and pleads for her to make him one of the undead so he can serve her forever. This however, does not go as he planned it to and Giles is killed.
Another teacher, Richard Lestrange (Michael Johnson) also falls for Mircalla and refuses to believe she is anything but a very beautiful woman. This leads to all kinds of problems as girls end up missing or killed and the school tries to cover it up.
There is a lot going on in this film and it holds ones attention for the entire running time. I love this film and there are plenty of beautiful young women on display here, but the standout is, of course, Yutte Stensgaard. I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful vampire in all of the films I have watched.
If you like Hammer horror, this is a MUST see. The rest of the cast includes Suzanna Leigh, Mike Raven, Barbara Jefford, Helen Cristie and Pippa Steele.