The Daughters of Darkness: A short history of 1970’s cinematic Vampires

Sheridan Le Fanu’s short story Carmilla on the left. On the right, still from the movie Blood and Roses (1960)
Promotional Poster for horror movie Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
Sir Christopher Lee at University College Dublin discusses portraying Dracula and working with Hammer Studios.

However, one female vampire film from 1971 changes the narrative as it also showcases that perverse male fantasies can be just as vampiric.

The movie’s brilliant score — reissued recently by Wah Wah Records- became popular in the mid-1990s, especially when Quentin Tarantino picked the song The Lions and the Cucumber for his film Jackie Brown.

A similar theme is also followed in two more films from 1971: “Requiem for a Vampire” and “Daughters of Darkness.”

Promotional posters of “Requiem for a Vampire” & |Daughters of Darkness.”

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