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Kat Ellinger

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348295

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348295.001.0001

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Daughters of Darkness

Kat Ellinger

Liverpool University Press

This introductory chapter provides a brief summary of the 1971 film, Daughters of Darkness. The film is a tale of desire, sadism, and vampirism and is like nothing else from its era. In the years following its release, the film has come to be considered a cult classic. Part art film, part Eurocult erotica, Daughters of Darkness straddles the divide between high and low cinema. The chapter presents it as a beautiful anomaly, made during a period where lesbian vampire films were in vogue, and in plentiful supply. Yet, it stands out because of its otherness, ironically, in a genre populated with othered outsiders.

Keywords:   Daughters of Darkness, vampirism, cult classic, art film, erotica, lesbian vampire films, otherness

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