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Kiss of the Damned Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Magnolia

Sep 19, 2013 Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT Bookmark and Share


Xan Cassavetesdaughter of actor-filmmaker John Cassaveteswrote and directed this grueling vampire tale. Cassavetes seemed to fashion her debut about a lonely, immortal vamp who falls in love with a mortal, chiseled screenwriter after trashy schlock auteurs Jess Franco and Jean Rollin, and she gets several details rightbold color palettes, super-stylized lighting, stiff dialogue uttered in thick accents, and blunt, in-your-face sex sceneswhile offering nothing new to the genre. As the absurdly attractive undead continue to over-saturate not only our horror but romantic tales, we need our storytellers to do more than draw painfully obvious parallels between drinking blood and making love. Kiss of the Damned is hardly as deepand nowhere near as funas your average episode of True Blood. (www.magnetreleasing.com/kissofthedamned/)

Author rating: 2/10

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