In a Nutshell. Mini reviews of movies old and new. No fuss. No spoilers. And often no sleep.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

The HAMMER Karnstein Trilogy

Most of Hammer's vampire films are part of one unified whole wherein Count Dracula is the progenitor of all vampiric evil. The plucky Van Helsing, or his descendant, is the Count's human nemesis, a scholar with some action hero skills and an unshakable resolve. But the Karnstein Trilogy was different. It had its own lore (e.g. the vampires aren't afraid of sunlight) that separated it from the bigger picture. It's a trilogy in the loosest sense and, depending on who you speak to, might even have four films.

Films on In a Nutshell:
01. The Vampire Lovers (1970)
02. Lust for a Vampire (1971)
03. Twins of Evil (1971)
04. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)

Books on Nut Ink:
00. Twins of Evil was novelised by horror author Shaun Hutson in 2011. I own it but haven't read it yet. I wanted to mention it in case any of you who would like to know of its existence didn't already know. Now you do.

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