Carla Lynde (Ingrid Pitt) is a vampire in "The Cloak" segment of the 1971 horror film "The House That Dripped Blood".

Carla was a co-star of Paul Henderson, in a vampire horror film set.  

Paul decides to go shopping for a more realistic wardrobe than the cheap materials provided him by the set of the studio.  In an antique costume shop he finds the perfect cloak.  The problem is that the cloak does strange things when Paul puts it on.  For example, he can't see himself in a mirror.  Second, he has a strange cumpulsion to bite Carla in the neck.  The last problem is that he has grown fangs and he can't seem to keep his feet on the ground.  Paul had determined that when he wears the cloack at midnight, he has turned into a real life vampire.

When Paul tries to explain the cloak to Carla, she taunts him into wearing it in front of her in order to prove that there's nothing wrong with it.  When the clock strikes midnight, Just as Carla predicted, nothing happens.  However, Paul notices that he's only wearing the studio cape.  Carla pulls out the real cape, drapes it around her shoulders, bares her own fangs, and goes after Paul.  Her comment is that the other vampires were so impressed with his work that they wanted him to be one of them.


  • Ingrid Pitt appeared as Camilla Karnstein  in the 1970 Hammer Horror film "The Vampire Lovers".
  • Ingrid Pitt appeared as Countess Elisabeth in the 1971 Hammer Horror film "Countess Dracula".
  • Ingrid Pitt appeared as the Librarian in the 1973 British mystery horror film "The Wicker Man".
  • Ingrid Pitt appeared as Queen Galleia of Atlantis in the 1974 series "Doctor Who: The Time Monster".


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