1971 Twins of Evil

Twins of Evil - 1971

A Hammer production presented by The Rank Organisation alld released through Rank film Distributors limited Copyright MCMLXXI Hammer Film Productions Limited - All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the flame, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

Made at Pinewood Studios, london, England 

Colour by Rank Film Processing 87 mins 


In the area surrounding Karnstein Castle, the forces of good are represented by the grim, puritanical Gustav Weil and his witch-hunting group of religious fanatics called the Brotherhood. On the side of evil is Count Karnstein, an evil, depraved man in league with the Devil. As Weil's twin nieces, Frieda and Maria, come to stay with him after the death of their parents, the Count is staging a Satanic ritual, during which he resurrects the long-dead vampire Mircalla Karnstein. She initiates him into vampirism, setting off a spate of bloody killings. Then, one night, Frieda, the more adventurous of the twins, can no longer resist the temptation to go to the castle to see if all the debauched things she has heard about the place are true.....

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Art Director Roy Stannard
Editor Spencer Reeve
Production Manager Tom Sachs
Assistant Director Patrick Clayton
Sound Recordist Ron Barron
Sound Editor Bill Trent
Continuity Gladys Goldsmith
Make-up George Blackler and John Webber
Hairdressing Pearl Tipaldi
Wardrobe Rosemary Burrows
Construction Manager Arthur Banks
Dubbing Mixer Ken Barker
Dialogue Coach Ruth Lodge
Second Unit and Special Effects Photography Jack Mills, BSc
Camera Operator Dudley Lovell
Director of Photography Dick Bush, BSc
Music Composed by Harry Robinson
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by Tudor Gates
Based on characters created by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Produced by Harry Fine and Michael Style
Directed by John Hough


Gustav Weil Peter Cushing
Frieda Gellhorn Madelaine Collinson
Maria Gellhorn Mary Collinson
Katy Weil Kathleen Byron
Dietrich Dennis Price
Franz Harvey Hall
Ingrid Hoffer Isobel Black
Count Karnstein Damien Thomas
Anton Hoffer David Warbeck
Hermann Alex Scott
Countess Mircalla Katya Wyeth
Joachim Roy Stewart
Woodman's Daughter Judy Matheson
Gerta Luan Peters
Woodman Inigo Jackson
Lady in Coach Sheelah Wilcox 
Alexa Maggie wright
Young Girl at Stake Kirsten Lindholm
Gaoler Peter Thompson


This film was made a mere two months after the death of Peter Cushing's beloved wife, Helen, and it is surely no coincidence that he gives probably the grimmest performance of his career as the fanatical, but tortured, witch-hunter Weil.
 In the horror genre, John Hough went on to direct "The Legend of Hell House" (1973). He was also the man at the helm of Peter Cushing's last feature film "Biggles" (1986).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection