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Daughters of Darkness

Kat Ellinger


‘Daughters of Darkness’ (1971) is a vampire film like no other. Heralded as psychological high-Gothic cinema, loved for its art-house and erotic flavors, Harry Kümel's 1971 cult classic is unwrapped in intricate detail in this book to unravel the many mysteries surrounding just what makes it so appealing. The book, as part of the Devil's Advocates series, examines the film in the context of its peers and contemporaries, in order to argue its place as an important evolutionary link in the chain of female vampire cinema. The text also explores the film's association with fairy tales, the Gothic ... More

Keywords: Daughters of Darkness, vampire film, female vampire cinema, fairy tales, Gothic cinema, fantastic tradition, Countess Bathory, Harry Kümel, Danielle Ouimet

Bibliographic Information

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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Kat Ellinger, author
Diabolique Magazine

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