Lust for a Vampire 08/03/19

Scream Factory

Courageous disc boutique Scream Factory takes on one of Hammer’s biggest embarrassments, that almost everyone connected to it would like to disown. I bailed from my first viewing around 1990 … yet this time around found it somewhat better than I expected. The girlie-show nudity is treated as a special effect, and the story at least hangs together. And like every Hammer horror, there’s a sizable, vocal cheering section out there that sings its praises. Yutte Stensgaard is the mortiferous Mircalla, with Suzanna Leigh, Barbara Jefford, Ralph Bates, Michael Johnson, Mike Raven and Pippa Steel in support. On Blu-ray from Scream Factory.