My mission to explore 1970s horror on the Criterion Channel resumes with Daughters of Darkness. I've been looking forward to seeing John Karlen in this film, after spending the last several years watching him on Dark Shadows. Female vampires with a taste for beautiful, young women were all the rage in the 1970s, and this film is dripping with sexuality, though it differs in that it remains relatively bloodless, and uncharacteristically fangless.
"A woman will do anything to stay young."
This movie is not a masterpiece, but it is artfully filmed and has got that 1970s creepiness that makes it fascinating to watch. I enjoyed the beautiful shots, interesting locations, dreamlike atmosphere, impending sense of doom, and surprising, dramatic ending, and would watch this film again. It was great to see John Karlen demonstrate his versatility and get down with the sexy '70s.