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Daughters of Darkness
Directed by Harry Kümel • 1971 • Belgium
Starring Delphine Seyrig, Danielle Ouimet, John Karlen
The vampire myth gets a disturbingly seductive psychosexual spin in one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. International screen icon Delphine Seyrig stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless countess with a beautiful young “companion” (goth goddess Andrea Rau) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art-house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide.