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  • 63
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    The characters' high-minded, if unsophisticated, patter clashes with the film's ironic-chic style, and it never manages to move beyond the late-night palaver of earnest, if naive, college freshmen. show more

  • 40
    Neil Young The Hollywood Reporter

    Paying slavish homage to culty genre predecessors from the sixties, seventies and eighties, this steamy tale of a hunky screenwriter, his ethereal blood-sucking paramour and her bad-girl sister can't quite decide whether to be seductively stylish or knowingly cheesy. show more

  • 63
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    The sex is the main thing that makes Kiss of the Damned worthwhile. show more

  • 50
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    Xan Cassavetes cops to nothing more significant than being more keen on Vampyros Lesbos than anyone else from her clan of famous cinephiles. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Well photographed, lurid enough to cause concern for the teen market it aims to captivate, and with enough blood to refurbish an abattoir, Kiss of the Damned creates an eerie, foreboding anxiety that comes uneasily close to terror. Too bad they seem to be making it up as they go along. show more

  • 60
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    Cassavetes adopts a grammar that occasionally slides into parody but mostly comes across as committed style. Kiss of the Damned contributes little new to the genre save a taste for alluringly tactile sex scenes and an avoidance of gore. show more

  • 75
    Drew Taylor The Playlist

    If Kiss of the Damned has one thing, it's an identifiable groove, one that is sustained and very, very infectious. show more

  • 70
    Leslie Felperin Variety

    Saucily thumbing its nose at the insipid teen love of the "Twilight" franchise, Kiss reimagines its bloodsuckers as horny, supercilious Eurotrash with addiction issues, sucking the life blood from naive American thrill-seekers. show more

  • 60
    Amy Nicholson Los Angeles Times

    The confident, female-driven sensuality of Kiss of the Damned anchors this handsome nonsense. show more

  • 30
    Andrew Schenker Village Voice

    Cassavetes puts over this simple, poorly acted story with moody lighting, self-consciously "beautiful" gore, and an annoying penchant for impressionistic quick-cut flashbacks, all of which get in the way of rather than enhance the supposed fun. show more

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