Synopsis: Beautiful 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.
Release Date: May 3, 2013
Thoughts: The name Cassavetes reminds most film savvy audiences of a particular style of film from the 70’s and 80’s and though John Cassavetes isn’t with us any longer, his legacy lives on not only in his films but in the works of his offspring. Son Nick has directed several high profile films (including directing his mom Gena Rowlands in The Notebook) and now comes a film from his daughter Xan (Alexandra). Though we don’t really need another vampire movie, this looks like a film that would make her dad proud. Moody and atmospheric, Kiss of the Damned has its feet firmly planted in a stylized cinematic world that I’m intrigued to explore.