Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lemora (1973) aka Lemora: A Child's Tale Of The Supernatural

3.5 / 5 Aug '10
Tagline: Run, little girl! Innocence is in peril tonight!
Directed by: Richard Blackburn
Written by: Richard Blackburn, Robert Fern
Actors include: Lesley Taplin, Cheryl Smith, William Whitton
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 85 minutes
Banned: Nope

A very unusual take on the Dracula concept, but it really isn't for kids I guess (like the title might dictate). In many ways it is a nightmarish fairy tale, a beautiful young innocent named Lila Lee has the voice of an angel. She has been raised by the church because her Parents are well evil I suppose. Lila Lee receives a message from Lemora (her Mom) which states that her Father is unwell and they've found Christ and that she is to come to them. Well she sneaks out on a trek, but it's in the middle of an extremely dangerous area. Zombie like people who live in the woods attack and not only that but witchcraft and vampirism seem to run rampant too. She gets to Lemora's and of course things aren't quite what they seem, her Father can't be found and to say Lemora is creepy would be an understatement. It's not a bloody massacre of a movie but rather a horrific situation that works particularly well because Lila Lee just seems so gosh darned innocent.The imagery is quite interesting and grotesque in some way, it's pretty visually interesting. It's also such a different take on this concept that I think fans will really enjoy this.

Availability:  On DVD

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