In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla - or as she was in 1710, Carmilla.
Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names and places and persons used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the names character or history of any person or place is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »
Although the flashback is set around World War One, the people at the Fun Fair are wearing '70s clothing. See more »
The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit shots of a couple disrobing and blood splashes during a murder scene in a barn. The 2004 Anchor Bay DVD is uncut. See more »
Good atmosphere - soundtrack, film technique, creepy "not what they appear to be" characters - marred by muddled screenplay. Poor continuity. Opportunities with characterizations missed. Not an original idea, done better elsewhere. Mistitled - alternate titles describe movie better. "Beast in the Cellar" sounds exactly what it tries not to be: a '50s drive-in throwaway. "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" Brit spinster wannabe description is apropos.
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