Directed by Emily Harris
Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine. Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.
Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara lives in seclusion until she becomes enchanted by a strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.
Cast: Tobias Menzies, Jessica Raine, Greg Wise, Hannah Rae, Devrim Lingnau
First off, I have no problem with slow movies or movies that have barely any elements (if any) of horror. This movie isn't just slow, it meanders with little to keep the audience invested besides a slight mystery element, and the incoming and tiresome fetishizing of young attractive lesbian characters kwith a really lazily written relationship. Maybe less shots of bugs making loud crisp bag crinkle sounds and more effort into characters or stakes? Some decent ideas but overall super underwhelming.
Definitely a shallower adaptation of Carmilla. Admittedly, it was really nice to see a version that wasn't for the male gaze for once! The mood was fantastic, very atmospheric, the visuals were really lovely. Not a ton of dialogue or in-depth exploration of the characters, you don't really get to know them. All in all, I enjoyed it.
Snoooze. I fell asleep, dude.
Pretty good movie. A shallower interpretation of the Carmilla story but well done for what it is. This is more of a psychological thriller than horror but worth a watch.
Not like the book, but that's okay. Most modern adaptations aren't afraid to focus on the sapphic undertones in the book. The vampire is barely in this film. It's slow, atmospheric, and not heaps of dialog- but that's not necessarily bad. Also, wow, lots of folks in the comments are upset that this film is directed by a woman? Oof. There can be sapphic representation in a film without it being for the male gaze, y'all. Jebus.