“Twins Of Evil” Indeed! The Sexy Collinson Twins – My “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” Has Playboy’s First Twin Playmates – Who Were Also Hammer Horror Queens!

Meet the Twins Of Erotic Horror!

Some of the best horror films of the 70’s had unique twists, either in the plots or in the casting of the movie itself and here’s one of the most entertaining cases of the stars making the film!

My “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” has the story of two sisters who became famous for taking it all off – together!

Mary and Madeleine Collinson were Playboy’s Playmates of the Month in October 1970 – the first identical twin Playmate sisters!

They were Playboy’s first Playmate Twins – and it was inevitable that someone would take advantage of their notoriety to make some money.

So of course, an enterprising Producer put them in a horror film that was all about twins called “Twins Of Evil!”

Let’s take a look at Mary and Madeleine’s Hammer film foray into erotic horror in the early 70’s!

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Twins of Evil (1971) – AKA “Twins Of Dracula!”

I love the tagline for the film:

“A New Era Of Vampires – Unrestricted Terror!”

Yes, this film was so popular they released it with two different titles! I love the use of the word “unrestricted” – because, as the trailer shows, they were going to be provocative to be sure! Let’s check it out:

“Twins of Evil” starred Horror legend Peter Cushing, along with the real-life twins and former Playboy Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson.

The plot is similar to many of these medieval horror films: a religious sect is hunting all women suspected of witchcraft. Young Katy gets involved in a devilish cult, and her twin is put in danger as a result!

Yes, the Collinson twins had been in Playboy in October, 1970 – and Hammer spied a smart commercial idea when they saw one – put them in a horror movie and make them wear lots of lingerie!

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It is the third film of The Karnstein Trilogy, based on the vampire tale “Carmilla” by Sheridan Le Fanu. The film has the least resemblance to the novel and adds a witch hunting theme to the vampire story.

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Much of the interest of the film revolves around the contrasting evil and good natures of two beautiful sisters, Frieda and Maria Gellhorn. Of course, all of the publicity shots focused on the twins in all their sexy glory…

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The plot allowed plenty of opportunity for the girls to undress – and of course, for one of them to be very very EVIL

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Here’s some fun trivia: since Mary and Madeleine were from Malta and still had thick Maltese accents, Hammer had all of their dialog replaced by British performers!

Problem solved!

Clearly, they were cast for one reason, but they do a fine job with the material given – it’s a vintage Hammer horror film spiced up for modern audiences…I love this shot of the one “evil” twin, as noted by her fangs…

“Twins Of Evil” was very popular – and is a fun way to to see how Hammer really pushed the erotic horror angle at this time to great success!

The twins were very popular in magazines for years to come – as the concept of “naked twin sisters” was very popular:

This was an interesting era for Hammer horror, because the company tried to make “period” horror while adding a modern-day erotic element to the films, and it worked in the early 70’s…like this terrific gothic horror entry, “Lust For A Vampire”:

Cult Movie Queen Ingrid Pitt starred in another of the Hammer classics, “Countess Dracula”, where she bathed in blood…you can click here to see more provocative photos and the film’s trailer:

https://jrsploitation.com/2019/10/02/horror-queen-ingrid-pitt-bites-into-shocktober-day-2-vampires-lovers-countess-dracula-and-more-horrific-films/

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3 replies

  1. Love that film! And love those twins too!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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