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
This movie would be a huge disappointment to people whom are familiar with the story of "Carmilla".
Emily Harris managed to write and direct an adaptation of Carmilla while seemingly eliminating the central point of La Fanu's story; a female vampire. Yes, there have been much better adaptations both lose and relatively faithful to the source material. Such as The Vampire Lovers, Twins Of Evil, Lust For A Vampire, Alucarda. Blood and Roses from 1961 might be the best. Harris makes a beautifully shot yet bland coming of age story.
As a left-hander, I take some offense to Ms. Fontaine’s ways, LOL! Okay, but somewhat plodding with an ending that just happens.
One of the best movies on Shudder.
Intense. Soul crushing. Amazing.