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Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Les lèvres rouges (original title)
R | | Horror | 22 October 1971 (USA)
A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Countess Bathory
... Stefan / Valerie's husband
... Valerie / Stefan's wife
... Ilona / Countess' secretary
... Hotel clerk
... Retired Policeman
Joris Collet ... Butler
... Mother
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A chic, good-looking and suitably 70's couple arrive at an extravagant and deserted seaside hotel after eloping. Stefan is wealthy and happily English, with a hidden streak of sadism, while Valarie is intelligent but of inferior (Swedish) blood. To keep her with him at the eerie hotel he lies consistantly about his relationship with his mother and his plans to tell her of their marriage. Meanwhile he has mysterious phone conversations with an older, dominant and pampered sissy. Two fresh guests arrive; the Hungarian countess, Elizabeth Bathory and her voluptuous protege, Ilona. Virgin corpses begin showing up about the city drained of their blood. A wary detective lurks around the hotel taunting his only suspect, the Countess. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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During filming, director Harry Kumel hit actress Danielle Ouimet during a dispute. Actor John Karlen was so infuriated by this behavior that he punched Kumel in the face. The atmosphere on the set was understandably tense afterwards. See more »

Goofs

When Ilona is lying on the bathroom floor, bikini marks are visible. Vampires are not supposed to have tan lines. See more »

Quotes

Valerie: Don't lie to yourself, you were pleased. It gave you pleasure. You actually enjoyed to see that dead girl's body.
Stefan: And you enjoyed telling me.
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Featured in Daughters of Darkness: Locations of Darkness (2006) See more »

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Les Lèvres Rouges (Thème)
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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Unbelievable, Incredible Vampire Film
15 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Stay with this film, it is incredible. Great acting, cinematography, direction. The lead actress isn't great, but the actress who plays Erzebet Bathory is phenomenal. Bizaar sets, and strange milieu really add to this film's strange portrayal of vampires and how they deal with the living. I really loved this film. Of course, today, everything happens at the speed of light. Back in 1970, they took their time with building the film and really letting it sink in before hitting you with the shocks. This one has plenty of shocking moments and some really great inventive scenes that add to the history of the vampire film. Unfortunately, today we now have 'Twilight', a disgusting parody of the genre that hopefully audiences will someday say, 'What the hell were we thinking?'.


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