The Vampire Lovers (1970)
The Vampire Lovers is a 1970 British horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker and starring Ingrid Pitt, Peter Cushing, and Madeline Smith. The film is based on the novel Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and is part of Hammer Film Productions' Karnstein Trilogy. The Vampire Lovers is notable for its explicit sexual content, which was considered quite daring for its time.
The film follows the story of a young woman, Laura (Smith), who is sent to stay with her aunt and uncle in a small village in Austria. While there, she meets the mysterious and beautiful Carmilla (Pitt), who is actually a vampire. Carmilla seduces Laura and the two become lovers, with Carmilla feeding on Laura's blood.
The Vampire Lovers features several scenes of sexual tension between Laura and Carmilla. In one scene, Carmilla is seen undressing in front of Laura, who is transfixed by the sight. In another scene, Carmilla and Laura are seen in bed together, with Carmilla caressing Laura's body. The film also features a scene in which Carmilla bites Laura's neck, drawing blood.
The Vampire Lovers was one of the first films to feature explicit sexual content, and it caused a stir when it was released. The film was banned in some countries, and it was heavily censored in others. Despite the controversy, The Vampire Lovers has become a cult classic and is still considered one of the most influential horror films of its time.
In a scene later in the film, a woman's nipple is sucked and tasted and is visible in the mouth.
In opening scene, a female vampire is wearing a sheer nightgown. Nipples and bush can be seen. Later in the same scene, her nipple slips above her gown and is partially seen.
Briefly exposed breast as doctor listens to woman's chest with stethoscope.
In a bath scene a woman's breasts, buttocks, and briefly pubic area are shown.
A woman removes her dress and undergarments to change into another dress. Breasts are seen.
A female vampire undresses another woman, exposing both breasts. She begins caressing and sucking her breasts.
A female vampire seduces both a man and woman. (Breasts and pubic area seen).
Another woman is seduced by a female vampire who bites her. Breasts are again shown.