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A.k.a.
Daughters of Darkness
Year
1971
Runtime
87 min.
Director
Harry Kümel
Genre
Horror
Rating *
6.7
Votes *
2,362
Checks
964
Favs
68
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
7.1% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Thorkell's avatar

    Thorkell

    Loved it. My kind of horror film. Visually stunning and thematically very interesting. The use of colors, weather, structure and camera movements is just visual poetry. 10 years 5 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    In Daughters of Darkness (better French title, "Les lèvres rouges" - The Red Lips), newlyweds find themselves alone with a pair of vampiric ladies in a Dutch hotel during the off-season, a film that knows you know all the vampire tropes and therefore never feels the need to explain itself on that score. The gory moments come late, but have an unhinged, almost Argento-like quality, but that's neither here nor there. It's a about seduction and the allure of the dark side. That's been part of the formula at least since Dracula, you might say, but instead of a male Count who draws women in, it's a Countess (Delphine Seyrig so... yow) doing so (still young women). On the menu, possibly, is the young woman du jour's toxic, sadistic husband, so she might already primed to give in to Seyrig's glamorous succubus. Hm, vampiric existence as edging towards danger just to feel alive... that also applies to the violent husband, who has a secret himself that is unfortunately never revealed. What WAS the whole story with "Mother"? Almost seems like the movie was heading in one direction and abruptly turned left at the third act. 1 year 9 months ago
  3. Xondar's avatar

    Xondar

    Pretty boring up until the ending, which is hilarious. 1 year 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #22 in BFI's 100 Cult Films
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  2. This movie ranks #24 in BFI's 100 European Horror Films
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  3. This movie ranks #86 in BFI Flare's The Best LGBTQ+ Films of All Time
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  4. This movie ranks #180 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  5. This movie ranks #222 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  6. This movie ranks #1084 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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