Flicker Club introduction: We are thrilled and slightly scared to announce that the Flicker Club has formed an unholy alliance with the mighty Hammer studios, Britain's legendary house of horror. We will be resurrecting bloody classics like The Reptile, Frankenstein Created Woman and The Vampire Lovers and bringing them face to face with their 21st century counterparts: Wake Wood, Let Me In and the eagerly awaited The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe. All the details are here.
Many of the screenings will include special guests and tonight's is Vampire Lovers star Madeleine Smith, who will read from the Gothic novella Carmilla by Richard Sheridan Le Fanu.
Time Out review:
'The film which made Ingrid Pitt a major horror movie cult figure (she plays a voracious lesbian vampire). Based on Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla, it is well mounted and enjoyable, with solid performances: the pre-credits sequence, in particular, has a dreamy beauty . . . overall it marks the point at which vampirism in British movies became so overtly erotic that the films virtually ceased to be about anything except sex.'
Here is that opening