Tuesday, January 28

Repertory Series ArchiveDead of Winter: Bloodsucking Freaks (2014)

Daughters of Darkness

Buy Tickets: 5:30 9:30 Brattle Passes Accepted

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(1971) dir Harry Kumel w/Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau [87 min; 35mm]
The Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed is a real historical figure – probably the most prolific female serial killer in history – who has provided the inspiration for countless horror stories over the years. In this gothic, Eurosleaze classic, she is portrayed by the great Delphine Seyrig as a beautiful seductress who plays a sinister game with a couple of newlyweds (Karlen and Ouimet), while virgin corpses pile up around them.

“We may have moved far from the idea of a topless Playmate plunging glistening fangs into an unsuspecting, seduced neck, but the novelty is still being sold and to bigger dollar amounts than anyone would have considered in 1971.” Justin LaLiberty takes a closer look at TWINS OF EVIL, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, The Karnstein Trilogy and Hammer Films productions in his Brattle Film Notes essay