1970 {{Hammer Horror}} film starring Ingrid Pitt, Creator/PeterCushing, Douglas Wilmer, Ferdy Mayne, Madeline Smith and Kate O'Mara. It features very little horror but the storyline is quite faithful to the original story, Sheridan [=LeFanu=]'s ''{{Literature/Carmilla}}'', in the midst of (tame) nudity. Followed by two sequels, ''Lust for the Vampire'' and ''Twins of Evil''; altogether these films are known as Karnstein trilogy.

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!!Has the examples of:

* AmbiguouslyBi: Mircalla is willing to seduce men to get what she wants as well, though her preference seems to be women.
* BlingOfWar: General Spielsdorf (Creator/PeterCushing) in the ball scene.
* BreakingAndBloodsucking: A young woman is asleep in her cottage. She's startled awake by Carmilla stroking her face but soon after is delighted to see her.
* BuryYourGays: Mircalla's fate.
** Also the Governess.
* DeathBySex: Played with as some who have sex with Mircalla die while others do not.
* EvilIsSexy: Oh so very much.
* {{Fanservice}}: Oh, yes, very much.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: There's not much room for doubt Mircalla and Emma were intimate.
* GoodColorsEvilColors. In the same ball, Carmilla (Ingrid Pitt) is dressed in blood-red and her mother has black dress (although white roses in the hair). Guess what it means?
* GirlOnGirlIsHot
* HauntedCastle: As per the ISO Standard for HammerHorror.
* HorrorHunger: Carmilla appears to have genuine feelings for Emma, but can't keep her fangs to herself.
* LesbianVampire: Countess Mircalla Karnstein, also known as Carmilla and Marcilla.
** Also an adaptation of the trope origin, Carmilla.
* MsFanservice: Ingrid Pitt for generations of men (and women) thereafter.
* [[OffWithHisHead Off with her head!]]
* OminousFog
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* {{Uberwald}}: Officially Styria.
* VampireHunter: The Baron Hartog (Douglas Wilmer) becomes one to avenge his sister. He seeks out every member of the Karnstein family to exterminate them before they wake up from their grave and feed upon the living.
* VampiresAreSexGods: How much of everyone's attraction to Mircalla is left ambiguous. Is it mind control, pure lust, or something more?
* VampireInvitation: Implied on both occasions when Mircalla is a house-guest. Averted with the woman in the cottage.
* YourCheatingHeart: For romantic interpretations of Mircalla and Emma. Mircalla seduces the Governess as well, though abandons her in the end.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Mircalla and the Governess.
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