We previewed Xan Cassavetes’s upcoming vampire flick, Kiss of the Damned, back in February of this year, prior to its US release. Fortunately, the film has been picked up for a UK release in 2014, and we couldn’t be anymore excited.
We see Djuna (Joséphine de La Baume), a beautiful vampire attempt to resist the advances of handsome screenwriter, Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but she eventually succumbs to her passions. The arrival of Djuna’s sister, Mimi (Roxane Mesquida), disrupts this love affair and soon causes chaos among the vampire community.
Kiss of the Damned looks like an orgy of blood soaked visuals and steamy eroticism, and with the talented Cassavetes behind the project we know it won’t lack any substance. By substance, we think we mean naked Milo Ventimiglia. Cassavetes appears to have packed the film with an aesthetic somewhat reminiscent of the classic erotic vampire epics of the seventies (Countess Dracula, The Vampire Lovers etc_), so we are particularly intrigued to see how this translates into a modern setting.
Kiss of the Damned will be released on DVD by Eureka! Entertainment on 27 January 2014.