Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lovely poster arrives for vampire movie 'Kiss of the Damned'

Written and directed by Xan Cassavetes (daughter of actor/director John), starring Josephine de la Baume, Milo Ventimiglia (from Heroes), Roxane Mesquida, Anna Mouglalis, Michael Rapaport, and Riley Keough, Kiss of the Damned is about beautiful vampire
Djuna (de La Baume) who tries to resist the advances of human screenwriter Paolo (Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.

Debuting on iTunes/On Demand March 28 and in theaters May 3, 2013, the movie recently unveiled this sexy poster at Movies.com, which also conducts a brief interview with Cassavetes. The director reveals that while the poster is definitely influenced is a homage, the movie not. But it is "more influenced by European horror of the '60s and '70s, but ... goes its own routes."

She also adds that she wanted the movie to be strange, while remaining a vampire movie we might recognize:
It is a vampire movie, and I love vampire movies that are big and opulent and they have extreme sexuality in them, but they're also fun and melodramatic. They're sarcastic, but they're not. I love this forum to play in. Everything I've ever wanted to write has erotic subtext, because those are the kinds of movies I grew up on. I grew up on European films where sexuality was a part of people's normal lives and to omit that depiction in a story feels like it's missing an opportunity to show a character in one of its most intense forms.
The trailer is up at Yahoo! Movies, but if you want a bloody, not-quite safe-for-work clip from the flick, go beyond the jump...

  KISS OF THE DAMNED (2012) Excerpt from Richard Lormand on Vimeo.