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.
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