Daughter of Darkness (1990 film)

Daughter of Darkness is a 1990 American made-for-television supernatural horror film directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Anthony Perkins, Mia Sara, Dezsõ Garas and Jack Coleman. It originally premiered on CBS on January 26, 1990.

Daughter of Darkness
Home video cover
Written byAndrew Laskos[2]
Directed byStuart Gordon[2]
StarringAnthony Perkins
Mia Sara
Robert Reynolds
Dezsõ Garas
Jack Coleman
ComposerColin Towns[3]
Country of originUnited States[2]
Executive producers
ProducerAndras Hamori[2]
Production locationHungary
CinematographyIván Márk[2]
EditorAndrew Horvitch[2]
Running time120 minutes[2]
Production companyKing Phoenix Entertainment[2]
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 26, 1990 (1990-01-26)

Plot edit

Katherine Thatcher (Mia Sara), a young woman trying to learn the identity of her father, is drawn into a Romanian vampire underworld. She is unaware that her father (Perkins) is a vampire. The vampire community is surprised to find that someone has been born from a union between a vampire and a woman and they seek to draw her into their plans.

Cast edit

Production edit

The film featured actors Anthony Perkins, Mia Sara and Jack Coleman.[4] Director Stuart Gordon originally scouted locations in Romania for the film but later chose to shoot on location in Hungary.[4][5]

Release edit

Daughters of Darkness was shown on CBS on January 26, 1990.[4]

Reception edit

Jon Burlingame commented on the film in the Intelligencer Journal, noting the film's political elements, such as setting the film in Romania four months before democracy was brought to the country.[5] However, Burlingame said that the film eventually succumbed to "standard horror-film conventions" and that Anthony Perkins "is reduced to doing a bad Bela Lugosi imitation, albeit heroically."[5] Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune also commented on Perkins, stating he was beginning to "look and act as haggard and haunted as if he really had been living at the Bates Motel (don't even wonder how goofy his accent is here)."[6] Kogan found that Gordon's "expansive and clever horror-habits are muted and constrained by the small screen."[6]

References edit

  1. ^ Binion, Cavett. "Daughters of Darkness (1990)". AllMovie. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Daughters of Darkness (1990)". AllMovie. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Sherman, Fraser A. (2015). Cyborgs, Santa Claus and Satan: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Made for Television. p. 46. ISBN 978-1476611013.
  4. ^ a b c "CBS sheds light on 'Daughter of Darkness'". The Journal News. January 21, 1990. p. 6.
  5. ^ a b c Burlingame, Jon (January 26, 1990). "Vampire movie has a political setting". Intelligencer Journal. p. B-6.
  6. ^ a b Kogan, Rick (January 26, 1990). "Gratuitous sexism, bigotry and violence tarnish CBS' 'Grand Slam'". Chicago Tribune. p. 5.

External links edit