DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS (1971) – Episode 213 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Love is stronger than death… even than life.” Hmmm. That sounds like something a vampire might say. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Gregory Crosby – as they take a trip to Belgium for Daughters of Darkness(1971), yet another vampiric take on Countess Báthory.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 213 – Daughters of Darkness (1971)

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While passing through a vacation resort, a newlywed couple encounters a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

The Grue Crew is joined by returning guest host, Gregory Crosby, who brings his knowledge of tonight’s feature and its captivating star, Delphine Seyrig. Daughters of Darkness (1971) from director Harry Kumel, ushers in a different take on the legend of Countess Báthory from the gorgeous countryside of Belgium. The erotic thriller also stars John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andre Rau, Paul Esser and more. If NEON and A24 were making films in 1971, Daughters of Darkness could easily be one of their films. Check out what the Grue Crew thinks of this early 70s classic.

At the time of this writing, Daughters of Darkness is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV, Shudder, AMC+, Tubi, and Vudu as well as various PPV sources. Daughters of Darkness is also available on physical media from Blue Underground as a Standard Special Edition – 4K Ultra HD and a 3-Disc Limited Edition – 4K Ultra HD.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by guest host Doc, will be To the Devil a Daughter (1976), the last horror film from the original incarnation of Hammer Films and starring Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark, and Nastassja Kinski in a story loosely based on Dennis Wheatley’s 1953 novel of the same name. What could go wrong?

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Jeff Mohr
Jeff lives smack dab in the middle of the cornfields of Iowa and is a long-time horror fan. His first remembered encounters with the genre were The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan gorilla chases, and watching the first broadcast of The Twilight Zone episode, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." While he now qualifies as an old fart, he strives to be an Old Boy. Paraphrasing Robert Bloch, he has the heart of a small boy. He keeps it in a jar on his desk.

Jeff has written for Horrornews.net and SQ Horror Magazine. He currently writes for Gruesome Magazine and is a co-host of the Decades of Horror podcasts - The Classic Era, 1970s, and 1980s - and the Gruesome Magazine Podcast.