Kiss of the Damned Getting Surprisingly High Praise
A long night full of eroticism and blood is what a viewer will find in the indie film Kiss of the Damned. The DVD and Blu-ray are coming to stores July 23, 2013, and judging by reviews, this isn’t a release you want to miss out on. See the film details and trailer below.
About the film:
“Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered…”
Written and directed by: Xan Cassavetes
Here is the trailer:
I wasn’t expecting to hear much about this movie. But nearly every review I have read on this film has been amazing. Kiss of the Damned is winning viewers over with its style and its dark story. I personally have yet to watch this movie, but after hearing all of the praise, I am definitely interested. One reviewer called it “Retro and smart, glamorous and gritty, very satisfying.” Another said, “Totally entertaining, full of sex, violence, blood and humor (believe it or not), and super-beautifully crafted. The cinematography and soundtrack are amazing.”
Here’s what a few official reviewers had to say:
“Cassavetes can film an erotic encounter worthy of the 1970s and the golden age of sex scenes, and that is no small compliment these days.” -NY Post
“A celebration of what made old vampire sexploitation movies so thrilling: flashes of flesh, pervasive menace, and dark blood oozing down some fancy lady’s chin.” -The Onion AV Club
“Challenging, insightful, and (best of all) entertaining.” –Fearnet
Have any of you seen it? If so, what did you think?
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).