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Kiss of the Damned -- Beautiful vampire Djuna tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo, but eventually gives in to their passion.
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 »
Her Love Will Never Die.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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

Directed by
Xan Cassavetes 
Writing credits
Xan Cassavetes (written by)

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
Special Effects by
Nick DeRosa .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
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
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
Kara Janeczko .... location scout
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
Skylar A. Wilman .... insurance broker
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
USA:97 min
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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
My Review Of "Kiss Of The Damned", 3 April 2013
Author: ASouthernHorrorFan from United States

"Kiss Of The Damned" is a modern Gothic vampire tale that melds elements of classic romance with dramatic thriller edginess. The film is directed by Xan Cassavetes and stars Milo Ventimiglia, Joséphine de La Baume, Roxane Mesquida . In the movie Djuna falls in love with a young man Paolo whom she tries to resist. Her desire and connection to the suitor overtakes her convictions and she begins a relationship with the man. Soon he becomes her companion in the world of night and vampirism. By no means is this a horror film. "Kiss Of The Damned" is more of an Erotic Thriller than it is anything else. Keep that in mind when watching this film if you are expecting a "True Blood" high intensity or gore level because you will be disappointed. That being said, I really enjoyed the movie. Let me explain…

"Kiss Of The Damned" carries us back to the golden age of vampire tales when we held a romantic and dark desire for the creature of the night. This film is what I would imagine reading one of those supernatural themed Harlequin-eque romance novels would be like. The director explored the more passionate side of daily life and love affair between a vulnerable but strong woman and a man desperate to love her in every way. It was down right Gothic and sweet. The film didn't bother getting too graphic or soft-core with the heightened sexuality of the relationships depicted in the movie but it was adult enough to be sheer supernatural eye candy. This movie is a great date movie for that vampire loving partner or person you want to kick it with. The story was compelling in true dramatic style that expresses the lives we expect vampires to enjoy. Just note that this is not a "horror" movie nor do I believe the director ever intended it to be one.

"Kiss Of The Vampire" is a film that flows more as an emotional heart- song with moments that rise to melodrama before sliding darkly down into melancholy. There is plenty of blood soaked sequences that express the true nature and conflict that lives within the vampire but it does not push the themes to the level of grindhouse or exploitation. The movie will not be for everyone and if you enter the tale looking for high octane exuberance, of ravenous creatures as monsters, with bodies writhing in guts and gore- then you will not be satisfied. However if you remember the classic view of the more romantic creature of more Gothic tales of the vampire then this movie gives you the heat, passion and- yes -the bloodstains as well.

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