Carmilla (2021)

Carmilla (2021)

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Reimagining the 1872 Gothic vampire novella of the same name, this coming-of-age period piece centres on a young teenage woman, a strict governess, and a young girl who crash-lands in their estate. More

Isolated from the outside world, 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine). Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.

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2021Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence94 minsUK
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Carmilla (2021) | Reviews

FilmInk

FilmInk

An effectively composed feat; one which the talented filmmaker achieves through unsettling production design and an appreciation for atmosphere that does not indulge in horror-movie parlour tricks.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Carmilla, much like its protagonist, feels stifled, straining to nurture a tender love story that falls just out of reach.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

(The) creepily atmospheric film is let down by some awkward dialogue and a weirdly bloodless lack of intimacy.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

While Carmilla certainly isn’t lacking in atmosphere, it doesn’t quite deliver on its alluring premise.

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NPR

NPR

A delectable dose of beauty and sensuality.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Carmilla favors insinuation and gradual tension-building over portrayals of violence but doesn’t entirely shy away from explicit gore either; call it tasteful horror.

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Carmilla (2021) | Release Details

Carmilla (2021) is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV.