Kiss Of The Damned
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Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered... (c) magnolia

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Kiss of the Damned" is rather a hoot."
‑ Soren Anderson, Seattle Times
"Cassavetes can film an erotic encounter worthy of the 1970s and the golden age of sex scenes, and that is no small compliment these days."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"Writer-director Xan Cassavetes is trying to go beyond the usual boundaries of the vampire genre. She doesn't quite succeed, but at least she tries."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"a significantly more mature - and sexy - take on vampire romance, approaching its subject with sophistication and sensuality even as it indulges in gore and terror that's as metaphorical as it is visceral."
‑ Todd Gilchrist,
"A rare treat, especially for those who like to see grindhouse-oriented subject matter done with intelligence and substance."
‑ Nathan Southern, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An ambitious, if deeply flawed, vampire love story ..."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
""Kiss of the Damned" tries to give the vampire movie something it most definitely does not need: class."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The screenplay is cliched and simplistic melodrama that drags even if the images and some of the operatic music quotes are lush."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"Manages to add a new wrinkle to one of cinema's oldest and hoariest genres."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Bloody awful."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"The confident, female-driven sensuality of "Kiss of the Damned" anchors this handsome nonsense."
‑ Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times
"What distinguishes Kiss Of The Damned is its look, which combines the garish gore and muted tones of '70s Euro-horror with the subtle glow of modern moviemaking; and its sound design, which frequently mixes in a hellish throb."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Though high-brow, erotic and smart, the retro vampire pic lays an egg because its mostly foreign cast screws up the mood piece with uniformly wooden performances."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Just about any episode of True Blood is sexier, more entertaining and thought-provoking than Kiss of the Damned."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"The pleasure of the film doesn't lie in the plot; it's all about the sultry, horror-tinged mood that Cassavetes manufactures."
‑ Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
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