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Kiss of the Damned -- The vampire Djuna tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo, but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.
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3 May 2013 (USA) See more »
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Her Love Will Never Die.
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The vampire Djuna resists the advances of Paolo, but soon gives in to their passion. When her trouble-making sister unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered. | Add synopsis »
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Interview: Xan Cassavetes on 'Kiss of the Damned'
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Joséphine de La Baume ... Djuna

Milo Ventimiglia ... Paolo

Roxane Mesquida ... Mimi

Anna Mouglalis ... Xenia

Michael Rapaport ... Ben

Riley Keough ... Anne
Ching Valdes-Aran ... Irene
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Juan Luis Acevedo ... Dimitry
Jay Brannan ... Hans

Jonathan Caouette ... Anton

Tiarnie Coupland ... Young Mimi

Megumi Haggerty ... Teen

Caitlin Keats ... Rebecca

Haley Kotch ... Teen

Victor Kubicek ... Alex
Andrew Kufta

Alexia Landeau ... Emily

Olivia Lauletta ... Young Djuna

Stephanie Little

Chris Meyer ... Jack

Jay Montepare ... Partygoer
Tara Mossberg ... Blonde girl in supermarket
Ashley Munns

Taryn Reif ... Tan Girl

Peter Vack ... Adam
Stephen Winter ... Winter
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Directed by
Xan Cassavetes 
 
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Xan Cassavetes 

Produced by
Adam S. Bersin .... executive producer
Athena Currey .... associate producer
Marcelo Gandola .... co-executive producer
Jen Gatien .... producer
Jesse Itzler .... executive producer
Jacob Jaffke .... co-producer
Dawn Cullen Jonas .... co-executive producer
John F. Lyons .... co-producer
Jonathan Montepare .... co-producer
Alex Orlovsky .... producer
Jacob Pechenik .... executive producer
Riaz Tyab .... executive producer
Jonathan Vinnik .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Steven Hufsteter 
 
Cinematography by
Tobias Datum 
 
Film Editing by
Taylor Gianotas 
John F. Lyons 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Chris Trujillo 
 
Art Direction by
Ian Salter 
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel R. Kersting 
 
Costume Design by
Audrey Louise Reynolds 
 
Makeup Department
Ozzy Alvarez .... special makeup effects department head
Ivy Ermert .... additional makeup artist
Denise Guerra .... additional hair stylist
Amanda Korfine .... makeup department head
Liliana Meyrick .... hair department head
Christian Salazar .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
Marcelo Gandola .... post-production manager
Jacob Jaffke .... unit production manager
Jonathan Montepare .... post-production supervisor
Lizz Morhaim .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josh Newport .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Julie Besancon .... assistant props
Tim Bruno .... props
Amy Teitter .... property master
Alisha Wetherill .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Heather Fink .... additional sound
Frank Gaeta .... sound designer
Frank Gaeta .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Gaeta .... supervising sound editor
Casey Genton .... sound effects editor
Perry Levy .... adr recordist
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Michael Sterkin .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Goncalo Cabaca .... visual effects artist
Jesus Diez Perez .... digital compositor: Method Studios London
Aleksandar Djordjevic .... compositing supervisor: Method Studios
Adam Gandola .... digital compositor
Matthew Hackett .... animator: Method NYC
Alice Kahn .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios, New York
David Marte .... rotoscope supervisor: Method Studios
David Piombino .... digital compositor: Method Studios
Wendy Seddon .... digital compositor
Raven Sia .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt driver
Anthony Vincent .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
T.J. Alston .... gaffer
James B. Appleton .... additional grip
Bill Dixon .... best boy grip
Matt Klammer .... first assistant camera
Peter Milmoe .... best boy electric
Kelley Nesper .... electrician
John Shim .... key grip
Dante Skartoni .... additional grip
James Strosahl .... additional digital imaging technician
Brandon Sumner .... steadicam operator
Alisha Wetherill .... still photographer
Daniel Wong .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tamara Cepeda .... wardrobe supervisor
Ashley Munns .... assistant costume designer
Audrey Louise Reynolds .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Aaron Crozier .... assistant editor
Andrew Geary .... digital intermediate colorist
Trace Henderson .... post-production assistant
Darrell R. Smith .... supervising digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Taylor Gianotas .... music editor
Dina Juntila .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Stephanie Blackwood .... production coordinator
Chris Carmody .... location manager
André Des Rochers .... production counsel
Mark Eiben .... production assistant
Anastasia Folorunso .... production assistant
Trace Henderson .... delivery coordinator
Daniel McCartney .... production accounting clerk
Mariana Santos-Kopelson .... production coordinator (as Mariana Santos)
Esra Saydam .... office production intern
Anita Surendran .... production counsel
Jeffrey M. Weber .... paperwork production assistant
 
Thanks
Elizabeth Chomko .... special thanks (as Elizabeth Montepare)
Jay Montepare .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
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USA:97 min
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38 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
An excessively low IMDb rating., 31 March 2013
Author: beanofdoom from Chicago, IL

At the time that I am writing this review, this movie has an abysmal rating on IMDb (less than five stars).

If IMDb were a room full of people with exceptional taste, I guess I would understand why. The movie is thoroughly derivative; it tries a little too hard. I get the feeling that it's supposed to be a 'Hunger' for the modern era, moody and atmospheric-- they've even traded the classical and operatic soundtrack for haze-scene and low key beats looped with synth harpsichord melodies -- and yes, sometimes it falls a bit short and comes off amateurish.

But IMDb is not a room full of people with taste, so I don't get it. There so many movies on this site with absolutely no redeeming value that have ridiculously high ratings. This movie, while not art, did try; it never came off heavy handed, overall it was approachable, and entertaining. I keep asking myself what about it is causing people to react so negatively; the only thing I can figure is that perhaps the vampire crowd are portrayed as too cultured or something, I don't know.

Ultimately I guess I'm writing this review for people like me, those who put a lot (perhaps too much) stock in IMDb ratings. As a fan of films like The Hunger and the whole 'artsy, excessively classy but tortured immortal' cliché I can honestly tell you that I didn't think this film was an utter waste of time (at least no more so than many other movies). It was a perfectly fine hour and a half spent on a rainy afternoon.

I find its current rating a bit unfair.

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