Devil's Advocates: Daughters of Darkness

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  • Author: Kat Ellinger
  • Publisher: Auteur Publishing in partnership with Liverpool University Press
  • ISBN: 1911325566
  • Release date: July 31, 2020
  • Pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Format: Paperback, hardcover and Kindle
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Daughters of Darkness (1971) is a vampire film like no other. Heralded as psychological high-Gothic cinema, loved for its art-house and erotic flavors, Harry Kümel's 1971 cult classic is unwrapped in intricate detail by writer Kat Ellinger to unravel the many mysteries surrounding just what makes it so appealing. This book, as part of the Devil's Advocates series, examines the film in the context of its peers and contemporaries, in order to argue its place an important evolutionary link in the chain of female vampire cinema. The text also explores the film's association with fairy tales, the Gothic genre, and fantastic tradition, as well as delving into aspects of the legend of Countess Bathory, traditional vampire lore, and much more. The book contains new and exclusive interviews with director Harry Kümel and actress and star Danielle Ouimet.

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