By MICHAEL GINGOLD
J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s trendsetting 1872 novella of supernatural seduction has been reimagined for the screen once again.
Film Movement has announced that it will release CARMILLA as a Virtual Cinema title July 17. Emily Harris wrote and directed this version of the story (which inspired Roger Vadim’s BLOOD AND ROSES, Hammer’s THE VAMPIRE LOVERS and many others), and the cast is headed by Hannah Rae, Devrim Lingnau, Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise and Jessica Raine. The synopsis: “Isolated from the outside world, 15-year-old Lara [Rae] lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine [Raine]. Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl [Lingnau] into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.” Check out the movie’s British trailer below.