Daughters of Darkness
Directed by Harry Kümel
In this 1971 erotic Euro-horror classic, a pair of newlyweds become the targets of the vampire Countess Bathory and her female lover, who’ve been draining local vixens of their blood for centuries. But the Countess has bigger plans for the couple, and so she begins cleverly pitting them against each other until she can strike. Arthouse icon Delphine Seyrig’s Dietrich-meets-DeSade-ian embodiment of the Countess and director Harry Kümel’s chilling fusion of surreal and expressionist horror elements helped turn DOD into a critical success and a still-treasured cult hit.
A pair of newlyweds become the targets of a bloodthirsty vampire countess and her female lover.
Cast: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet
Daughters of Darkness is unduly good and very beautifully shot. Perhaps the peak of the increasingly stylised European vampire films of the 1970s. As well as being loaded with political and historical allegory, queerness as a default state - tho typical of the genre - is notable.
Good movie, some odd pats but fun to watch
It has stylish panache, but not much else.
Fabulous and quite eerie 70's vampire film. It has become one of my all time favorite Euro horror movies and I never get tired of seeing it again and again.
Love this film! Beautiful cinematography and good acting. Slightly confusing ending but definitely something to rewatch.