Lemora - A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (2001)




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Lila Lee (B-movie starlet Cheryl Smith, later also known as Rainbeaux Smith) is the teenage daughter of a vicious gangster, Alvin Lee (William Whitton). Her backwoods life is disrupted when her father murders her mother. Reverend Mueller (played by writer-director Richard Blackburn) looks after the girl, whom he defends to his congregation as "the most innocent creature on God's earth." But soon after the murder, Lila gets a letter from a mysterious woman named Lemora (Lesley Gilb). The letter … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Horror, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard Blackburn
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On DVD: Aug 31, 2004
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | April 9, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | July 24, 2001
New York Times
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A haunting and intelligently accomplished work.

Full Review… | September 3, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Recommended, but with pause.

Full Review… | February 19, 2010

Undeniably crude, but surprisingly effective.

Full Review… | January 12, 2003
All Movie Guide

Mellowed wine still leaves a richer taste than newer vinegary lemons, as is certainly the case with the rare, re-released 'Lemora, Lady Dracula.'

Full Review… | November 11, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Lemora - A Child's Tale of the Supernatural

The Light in the Window ... The Lock on the Door ... The Sounds in the Night! A Possession is Taking Place!

Wahida K

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It makes no sense, to me personally, as to why movies that are trash, or little better, ever gain any sort of a cult status...

In contrast, movies that are created and performed well, such as The Man From Earth, The 4th Dimension, Mindwalk, A Certain Kind of Death, etc., (And most in particularly for low budget films!) receive little if any notoriety for their contribution to not only filmmaking but, for all of the other things that they contribute to, not the least of which is art, science, psychology, parapsychology, sociology, science fiction, creative thinking, etc., etc., etc...

This particularly insipid piece of work has the least of all redeeming qualities. The story effectively sucked. The script & dialogue are particularly stupid. The acting was terrible, by EVERY character in the film but, particularly the background characters who have no speaking lines whatsoever! (The main character, "Lila", is one of the most spineless and perhaps the very most naive of all 'main characters' that I have ever been exposed to in any film that I have ever seen in my entire life!) The directing is more stunted and sophomoric than any director/movie studio/network could ever dare dream.

The cinematography, I suppose, did do justice to this film: it was terrible and that's what this film deserved and continues to deserve!

(Redemption turned on its head, no doubt!)

And there was a certain amount of creepy atmosphere created entirely by some of the characters and the music; ...they are the ONLY redeeming qualities that this film has! Truly, is that all that is needed for a film to gain a cult/cult-like status?!

Unfortunately, it's even less than that!

I essentially do agree with another user's synopsis of this movie: "A porn flick and a drive-in flick had a little movie which they named Lemore: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural." If what they, also, said is true about how the Catholic Church responded to this film ...well, therein explains, some of, their own ignorant stupidity; this insignificant pile of trash didn't, and continues to not, deserve the notoriety that they gave it by rejecting it.

A porn flick and a drive-in flick had a little movie which they named Lemore: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural. Sure, Lemora was a bad little 70s flick about a lezbo vampire and a young Christian virgin, but she wasn't an evil flick.
Still the church didn't care, the Catholic Church hated Lemora for what she was. They called her evil and had her banned.
But that only made Lemora a martyr, and eventually she was canonized into the somewhat-of-a-cult film that she is today.
So in your face Vatican!

joyce fricken

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