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Kiss Of The Damned Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 12, 2014
Writer-director Xan Cassavetes is trying to go beyond the usual boundaries of the vampire genre. She doesn't quite succeed, but at least she tries.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Todd Gilchrist
June 12, 2013
a significantly more mature - and sexy - take on vampire romance, approaching its subject with sophistication and sensuality even as it indulges in gore and terror that's as metaphorical as it is visceral.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 14, 2013
Manages to add a new wrinkle to one of cinema's oldest and hoariest genres.
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
May 9, 2013
"Kiss of the Damned" is rather a hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 9, 2013
An ambitious, if deeply flawed, vampire love story ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nathan Southern
TV Guide
May 3, 2013
A rare treat, especially for those who like to see grindhouse-oriented subject matter done with intelligence and substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
May 3, 2013
The pleasure of the film doesn't lie in the plot; it's all about the sultry, horror-tinged mood that Cassavetes manufactures.
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
May 3, 2013
The confident, female-driven sensuality of "Kiss of the Damned" anchors this handsome nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 3, 2013
Cassavetes can film an erotic encounter worthy of the 1970s and the golden age of sex scenes, and that is no small compliment these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
May 2, 2013
More of a macabre snapshot than a cohesive picture, capturing a specific throb of sexuality that helps to ignore frustratingly slack storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 2, 2013
What distinguishes Kiss Of The Damned is its look, which combines the garish gore and muted tones of '70s Euro-horror with the subtle glow of modern moviemaking; and its sound design, which frequently mixes in a hellish throb.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
April 30, 2013
The film serves as a surprisingly persuasive allegory for enduring virgin-whore expectations ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lee Marshall
Screen International
April 29, 2013
There's enough fang-sinking, tomato sauce and squelchy sound effects to keep us from feeling peckish.
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Leslie Felperin
April 29, 2013
Kiss reimagines its bloodsuckers as horny, supercilious Eurotrash with addiction issues, sucking the life blood from naive American thrill-seekers.
Cole Smithey
April 28, 2013
Decadence and debauchery are equal parts death and creation in a cool little vampire movie that makes the "Twilight" franchise look like kid stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
March 18, 2013
Quiet but interesting, clever enough to make horror fans happy, and sexy in a way that only a good indie vampire movie can be.
William Bibbiani
March 15, 2013
Crazy. Kinky. Cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
March 11, 2013
For those adventurous enough to go along with it, the movie weaves an intoxicating spell, one that is...rarely seen outside of shopworn VHS tapes of old European horror movies. It's not perfect...but is perfectly odd.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
September 8, 2014
We need our storytellers to do more than draw painfully obvious parallels between drinking blood and making love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
November 13, 2013
The screenplay is cliched and simplistic melodrama that drags even if the images and some of the operatic music quotes are lush.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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