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Daughters of Darkness

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  • Daughters of Darkness
  • AKA:
    La Rouge aux Levres,
    Blud an den Lippen,
    Bloed and de Lippen,
    Les lèvres rouges
  • Author: Harry Kümel and Pierre Drouot
  • Director: Harry Kümel
  • Producer: Paul Collet and Henry Lange
  • Year: 1970
  • Country: West Germany/France
  • 87 minutes
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Newlyweds stop at a deserted hotel where a sinister countess relates the story of her ancestor who found eternal youth by bathing in the blood of 800 virgins. Coincidentally, a blood-drained woman is found murdered in a nearby village.

Qvamp says:

An important but fairly campy lesbian horror film. Unusual in most queer horror films, not only is there the 'strange' relationship between the Countess and her servant, but this movie also contains gay subtext between the newlywed husband and another man.

Rating B
Queer Vampire Rating B+
Amount of Gay Content alluded to


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By: Sylvain Verreault ( sylvain.verreault@nurun.com )
Overall Rating: A+     Queer vampire Rating: A+    

Fascinating - Erotic - bloody - atmospheric. These are the words that come to mind when I think of this film

For those of you that are drawn to this type of film, this really is a must see, absolutely


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