Twins of Evil

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"Which is the Virgin? Which is the Vampire?"
  • R
  • 1971
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.6  (6,409)
  • 62

Twins of Evil is a supernatural horror film released in 1971 by Hammer Film Productions, directed by John Hough and stars Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, and the Collinson Twins, Madeleine and Mary. The film takes place in the early 18th century and is centered around the lives of twin sisters, Maria and Frieda Gellhorn (played by Mary and Madeleine Collinson respectively). After the sudden death of their parents, the sisters are sent to live with their uncle, Gustav Weil (Peter Cushing), who is an infamous witch hunter. Gustav has a deep mistrust of women and believes that they are the source of all evil. He strictly enforces his puritanical values on the village he oversees, which has caused a divide between him and the townspeople.

Frieda becomes fascinated by the supernatural and finds herself drawn towards the dark and mystical forces surrounding the area. She meets a group of aristocrats who are practicing Satanists and gets entangled in their rituals. Maria, on the other hand, is virtuous and devout, and is horrified by her sister's behavior. She also catches the attention of Count Karnstein (Damien Thomas), a mysterious and seductive figure who has sinister intentions.

As Frieda delves deeper into the occult, strange things begin to happen in the town. Women start to disappear and turn up dead with puncture wounds on their necks. Gustav and his men suspect that the act of vampirism is at play and launch a brutal witch hunt to capture the perpetrator. The sisters' clash comes to a head when Gustav accuses Frieda of being a witch, leading to a dramatic turn of events that jeopardize both their lives.

The film is notable for its Gothic atmosphere and its use of bold, bright colors contrasted with ominous shadows. It also features excellent performances from the cast, particularly Peter Cushing, who brings a complex and layered approach to the character of Gustav. The Collinson Twins also stand out, playing opposite roles with skill and nuance.

Twins of Evil received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its stylish visuals and memorable characters, while others found its plot to be clichéd and formulaic. However, the film has garnered a cult following over the years and has been praised for its feminist themes and exploration of the dangers of repression and fanaticism.

Overall, Twins of Evil is an entertaining and thrilling horror film that showcases the talents of its cast and crew. It is a must-watch for fans of Gothic horror, Hammer productions, or classic horror cinema in general.

Twins of Evil is a 1971 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 62.

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    6.6  (6,409)
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