Carmilla Reviews

October 15, 2020
Admirers of Le Fanu's source material may enjoy this traditional interpretation of gothic seduction, but those craving more bite for their buck will be left hankering for something more modern and salacious.
October 15, 2020
Director Emily Harris' de-fanged adaptation follows plenty of other versions of the novella, zeroing in on the "lesbian vampire" aspect, but the result is deathly dull.
October 12, 2020
Can't help but feel this tale of bloodlust and sexual desire has been de-fanged.
July 17, 2020
A film that is conceptually interesting and undeniably stylish, but which, ironically, has now been rendered bloodless, like a grad school paper on the original story brought only nominally to life.
July 17, 2020
Up until its denouement, Carmilla is excellent. But taking the vampire out of the story and turning it into a period romance unintentionally delivers a destructive message.
July 17, 2020
That kind of social commentary requires an insightful dramatic core, and Carmilla too often shoehorns in horror elements for convenience.
July 16, 2020
Carmilla ... becomes a movie somewhat at odds with itself -- wanting to dissect and undermine the established narrative, while still needing to play along with it.
July 12, 2020
Not a lot happens, and when it does, it's nothing we haven't seen before and done with more terror, fire, sexuality and suspense.
January 17, 2020
The relationships are drab and the characters, all of whom are meant to work as archetypes, embody baseline ideologies rather than show how those ideologies act in certain situations.
July 2, 2019
This restrained affair could ultimately use a bit more blood in its veins.