Carmilla

From the files of Dr Hesselius

 

read by Karen Archer

directed by Tim Cook

music by Leigh Odlin

 

In this classic tale, metaphysical investigator Doctor Martin Hesselius recounts events in the Styrian countryside, in the dark heart of Europe. A lonely young girl longs for the excitement of the town and for congenial company. Fate provides her with a companion in the form of Carmilla, a beautiful and mysterious guest. But their friendship soon becomes a strange obsession whilst the locality is plagued with strange deaths. It is only when a bereaved family friend relates his own history that the malign influence of a vampire is finally revealed.

The recording is accompanied by an eBook essay, reflecting on the story's influences and legacy, written by Le Fanu authority, Jim Rockhill.