View Full Version : New version of CARMILLA

09-14-2012, 11:34 PM
I interviewed one of the writer/directors of this film, which is using kickstarter to raise the last $25,000 they need for post-production. The movie is called Styria (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/262270057/styria-based-on-sheridan-le-fanus-carmilla), transposing the mid-1800s setting to 1989. Stars Stephen Rea and Eleanor Tomlinson, and frankly looks awesome.

Mr. Devendorf really did a fine job of making this look enticing, at least to me. He spoke of vampirism as a quasi-feminine force that, once suppressed, emerges in a new and dangerous form. I was particularly haunted by the image of this artist who painted murals for patients in Karnstein Castle while it was a sanitorium for wealthy tuberculosis patients. Catching the disease himself, he painted more murals, one of which seems to predict current events!