• Released
  • May 3, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 36 min
  • Horror
  • 8 Fan Ratings
75

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
If Kiss of the Damned has one thing, it's an identifiable groove, one that is sustained and very, very infectious.
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70

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
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.
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67

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Like a lot of the retro-horror films that have popped up on the art-house and festival circuits over the past several years, Xan Cassavetes’ Kiss Of The Damned is more about mood and texture than plot.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
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.
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63

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The sex is the main thing that makes Kiss of the Damned worthwhile.
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Amy Nicholson
The confident, female-driven sensuality of Kiss of the Damned anchors this handsome nonsense.
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60

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
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.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Xan Cassavetes cops to nothing more significant than being more keen on Vampyros Lesbos than anyone else from her clan of famous cinephiles.
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30

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
More focused on philosophy then feeding, “Kiss” marries a mash-up of undead clichés (I know, let’s have another lingering shot of the moon!) to hilariously stilted conversations.
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30

Village Voice

By Andrew Schenker
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.
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48 out of 100
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