Ingrid Pitt, Queen of Horror

The Complete Career


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About the Book

Ingrid Pitt, icon of horror cinema: her life and career. Full cast and production credits, synopses, reviews and notes are offered for all of her film, stage and television appearances, along with a critical listing of her novels and other published works. An analysis of Hammer Films’ Karnstein Trilogy—of which Pitt’s celebrated The Vampire Lovers (1970) was the first installment—is included, and also examined is the trilogy’s original literary source, Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla.” Other features are rare photographs and other movie-related graphics from every phase of the actress’ career and a foreword by Ingrid Pitt herself.

About the Author(s)

Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter, a graphic designer, lives in Pittsburgh. In addition to having written several books about comics and film, he writes a monthly column for Creepy Classics.

Bibliographic Details

Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter

Foreword by Ingrid Pitt

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 230
Bibliographic Info: 98 photos, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018 [2010]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7230-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6189-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword by Ingrid Pitt      1
Introduction      3


“First Stage”—Plays      7
“From Screen to Scream”—Films      19
“The Naughty Bits”—Hammer’s Karnstein Trilogy      128
“The Boob Tube”—Television      151
“Being Ingrid Pitt”—Documentary and Guest Appearances,
Archive Footage, Website and Fan Club, Magazines      175
“In Her Own Write”—Ingrid Pitt’s Books      205

Bibliography      217
Index      219

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “intriguing…having a book on the career of Ingrid Pitt is a welcome addition to the history of horror film”—Van Helsing’s Journal
  • “outstanding resource book”—Mania Beyond Entertainment
  • “beautifully bound…stands as a lasting tribute”—Scary Monsters Magazine
  • “profiles the career of Ingrid Pitt, an actress who was prominent in Hollywood horror movies of the 1960s and 1970s”—Reference & Research Book News