Kiss of the Damned – Everyone is Entitled to my Opinion!
Josephine de La Baume
Official Synopsis from Magnet:
Beautiful vampire Djuna tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo, but eventually gives in to their passion. When her seductive and highly volatile sister Mimi unexpectedly comes to visit, she threatens Djuna’s new relationship, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.
Xan Cassavetes’, (the director of the amazing documentary Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession) long awaited directorial follow up, Kiss of the Damned, is a complete departure from her previous directorial work. I think the easy comparison here will be to True Blood, Twilight, or insert modern bastardization of the vampire genre here. The truth here is it’s more akin to the eighties over sexed vampire movies like The Hunger, Vamp, and (even though it isn’t a vampire movie) Cat People. I honestly couldn’t get into this movie as much as I wanted to, but it’s not because it was poorly executed. The movie had an amazing score, was well written, acted, directed,and had sex and blood. What more could I have asked for right? I guarantee a lot of middle aged woman are going to highly enjoy this movie. You know the type I’m talking about. The ones who read romance novels, own a few cats… I can go on but you get my point right? This movie was made by a woman, for women. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I just personally couldn’t relate to the film since I’m neither a woman, vampire, or steamy screenwriter with the ability to romance the undead. I will give this movie a decent enough rating, but I will only recommend it to my friends who happen to be vampire loving females. Especially the ones who are ailurophiles, and haematophiles. Also I must say guys, if your girl wants to watch this movie, watch it with them. It’s not horrible and like I said there’s a fair amount of nudity so……..
OVERALL RATING: 6.5 OUT OF 10