Before Dracula There Was ‘Carmilla’ – In Virtual Theaters This July

July 6, 2020

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]
25 years before the story of Dracula came to life, there was an enchanting young woman with a taste for blood…
Writer/director Emily Harris brings to life the adaptation of  Le Fanu‘s gothic vampire tale Carmilla, starring Hannah Rae.
 Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae, “Broadchurch”, Fighting with My Family) lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine, “Patrick Melrose”, “Jericho”).  Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl (Devrim Lingnau) into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.
This atmospheric coming-of-age tale, co-stars Golden Globe®-nominee Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”, “The Terror”, “Game of Thrones”, “The Crown” ) is inspired by the 1872 Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, who crafted the story of Carmilla, 25 years before Bram Stoker put the supernatural story of Count Dracula on the page.
Lizzie Brown and Emily Precious produce with Will Clarke, Andy Mason, Mike Runagall, Ate de Jong, and James Spring co=producing. 
Carmilla debuts on July 17th on Film Movement’s Virtual Cinema which is offering a slate of 10 award-winning films including Abner Pastoll’s thriller A Good Woman is Hard to Find, medieval crusade epic Sword of God, Nordic thriller A white, White Day from director Hlynur Palmason, Bertrand Bonello’s genre mash-up Zimbi Child and digitally restored classics featuring The Killing Floor, an essential piece of Black, labor and cinematic history, and  Peter Sellers long lost directorial debut, Mr.Topaze.

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