Thanks to Twilight, True Blood and the countless other vampire tales, the genre has become a bit of a parody of itself, but leave it to a Cassavetes to present a twisted new take. Xan Cassavetes, daughter of the great John Cassavetes, has taken on the genre with her narrative debut and it looks to be a bloody, twisted good time.
Seemingly not holding back in any capacity, we’ve got the first red band trailer for the vampire romance Kiss of the Damned today, which has blood, sex, swearing and more. I also dig the throwback style she’s going for in terms of font and music choices, so let’s hope this one delivers. Check it out below for the film starring Josephine de la Baume, Roxane Mesquida and Milo Ventimiglia.
With her narrative feature debut, Xan Cassavetes (Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession) has crafted a stylish and sensory visual and aural experience that recalls the best of smart and racy European genre films from the 60s and 70s. KISS OF THE DAMNED is the story of Djuna (Joséphine de La Baume), a beautiful vampire who tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paulo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to temptation. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) arrives unexpectedly, Djuna’s love story is threatened and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.
Kiss of the Damned lands on VOD on March 28th and in theaters on May 3rd.
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