Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 282: Tuesday Oct 11

Daughters of Darkness (Kumel, 1970): Barbican, 7pm


Here is the Barbican introduction to the evening: To mark the publication of his latest book, Studies in Terror: Landmarks of Horror, we are delighted to welcome author Jonathan Rigby, who will be joined in conversation by Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentleman, Sherlock, Doctor Who) for a lively and informative chat about their mutual love of screen horror. Then at 8.45pm we have a special screening of one their particular favourites - Harry K├╝mel’s 1971 classic vampire movie Daughters of Darkness.


Chicago Reader review:

'Harry Kumel's stylish Belgian vampire film with a cult reputation is worth seeing for several reasons, not least of which is Delphine Seyrig's elegant lead performance as a lesbian vampire who operates a luxury hotel. The baroque mise en scene is also loads of fun; with Daniele Ouimet and Andrea Rau.'
Jonathan Rosenbaum


Here is a flavour of the film.

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