Xan Cassavetes — daughter of famed moviemaking couple director John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands — seems to have been inspired by the sexy and twisted vampire films from the 1970s for her new movie “Kiss of the Damned.” The cool, contemporary take on bloodsucking fiends tells the story of one vamp falling in love with a human, but the relationship is threatened when the undead woman’s wild sister shows up.
The entire vampire community also becomes endangered thanks to the troublemaker’s pathological personality. The red band trailer that popped up on Yahoo! this week reveals a very retro, erotic vibe. Look for “Kiss of the Damned” on iTunes/On Demand March 28, or see it in theaters May 3. We vote you whet your appetite in the meantime by watching this NSFW trailer.
Check out the trailer (and the rest of Horror Bites) after the jump!
Returning to the “Horror”
Who doesn’t love a good possession tale? One of the most famous in horror film history is “The Amityville Horror” — based on a “true,” tell-all novel by Jay Anson. The 1979 film about the real-life experiences of the Lutz family, who purchased the creepy house with the ocular windows that had been the scene of a brutal murder, has terrified generations. After the Lutzes moved into what they thought was their dream home, paranormal occurrences drove them out — screaming. There’s a ton of controversy surrounding the “Amityville” story — mainly whether it’s true or all faked. That’s what director Eric Walter explores in his hair-raising documentary “My Amityville Horror.” Daniel Lutz was nine years old at the time of the paranormal weirdness, and he tells his side of the story in Walter’s film. Whether you believe “Amityville” happened or not, this trailer from Dread Central makes it clear that Daniel has been haunted by the bizarre events at 112 Ocean Avenue his entire life. You can see the film at a one-night only screening on March 16 (Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, CA). The rest of us will get a chance to judge Daniel’s story for ourselves when the movie is available via VOD on March 15 (Sundance Now).
Do you want to see Wesley Snipes tear the heads off zombie cowboys and try to relive those glory years from the “Blade” movies? Of course you do! Here’s the sales trailer for Andrew Goth and Joanne Ray’s “Gallowwalkers.” Mysterious gunman Aman (Snipes) is the son of a nun who goes against God to ensure her son’s survival. Unfortunately, the sin curses Aman so that whenever he takes a life, he’s haunted by his victim’s corpse. When Aman’s true love is murdered, he seeks revenge and wipes out an entire gang. They come back to life to hunt him down, and an epic battle between the living and the dead ensues. Is the violent revenge western too much like “Blade,” or can you dig it? (via ComingSoon)