Hammer Films Podcasts

14 Lust For A Vampire

Hammer: The Christopher Lee Tribute Band Goes Back to School.

An all-girl boarding school with a see-through dress code, a headmistress perverting the course of justice, a history teacher who worships the undead and a new member of staff called Dick who’s desperate to introduce all the girls to his richard (or something like that)…

That’s right, in the best tradition of shows like Panorama and Newsnight we look at a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the declining standards in education.

With added blood and tits.

It’s fair to say that this film, the middle part of a very loosely based Karnstein trilogy, is not considered one of the best entries in the Hammer stable. The film has a cult following although some Hammer Horror fans have accused it of being overly camp and silly. Which is why, given that the Hammer films we have covered to date have been generally very good, we decided to have a crack at a slightly notorious one…

Jimmy Sangster, drafted in at the very last minute as director, was never happy with this film but he manages to bring a certain something to it, largely thanks to his long experience with Hammer. Sadly he died last month at the age of 83.

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See you in a fortnight for more Doctor Who!

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