Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural

"Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural" (1973) starring  , , is a very bizarre vampire movie.

The film takes place in the 1930s in the South.  A young girl, Lila Lee (Smith) is a ward of the church in a small town.  She is also infamous by association to her dad, a gangster, who killed his cheating wife and is now on the run.  Lila receives a mysterious note from a stranger named Lemora saying her dad is near death and wants to see her but she must not tell anybody.  Lila sneaks away and on her way to see her father, she encounters all kinds of creepy people.  

She eventually gets a bus driver to driver her to the backwoods town of Asteroth.  She discovers from the driver that he doesn't like to go to this town because there is some sort of disease there.  On the way, the bus is attacked by a hoard of mutant like creatures that come out of the woods.  Lila gets away but only to be captured by people working for Lemora.  

Lemora lives in a large Victorian house and has a witch like housekeeper and several creepy little children.  She is also the queen of the vampires and we find out that the disease is turning some of the vampires into those nasty mutant creatures who have been rampaging through the area.  


Lemora, is quite the figure.  She is tall and severe looking in her Victorian attire.  She is very pale with red cheeks.  She tries to win over Lila but is having a hard time convincing her that she has her best interest at heart.  It also turns out her father has turned into one of the mutants.  

This movie is not your usual vampire movie.  It is such a unique movie.  The characters are quite bizarre and the setting is so eerie.  It mostly takes place at night and the sounds of the night creatures and the animal grunts of the roaming mobs of mutants and vampires really add to the atmosphere.  If you're ready to watch something quite out there, take a chance on this really odd but really good movie.


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