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:

* 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.
* {{Fanservice}}: Oh, yes, very much.
* 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.
* [[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.
* VampireInvitation: Implied on both occasions when Mircalla is a house-guest. Averted with the woman in the cottage.
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