Daughters of Darkness (Introduction by Joe Bob Briggs; presented by Shudder)
- Wed Jul 11
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
This screening is to celebrate the premiere of Shudder’s THE LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS, a 24-hour marathon of 13 cult classic movies, hosted by legendary film critic and horror host Joe Bob Briggs. THE LAST DRIVE-IN premieres Friday, July 13th at 9pm, exclusively on Shudder. Joe Bob Briggs will be at Nitehawk to introduce the screening!
Director: Harry Kümel Run Time: 87 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R
Release Year: 1971
Starring: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau
Perhaps the quintessential cult vampire movie (and the most dazzling take on Countess Elizabeth Bathory on film), Daughters of Darkness pits four dysfunctional people against each other in a desolate winter resort. Newlyweds Stefan and Valerie stop in Belgium during their honeymoon but there’s problems brewing: Stefan is embarrassed by the inferior bloodline of his new wife and doesn’t want to introduce him to his mother (in truly creepy and odd aside). Meanwhile, young female virgins are being found dead left-and-right because the stunning vampire Elizabeth (the breathy Delphine Seyrig) and her sexy protégé Ilona have come into town and their desires must be met.