Oct 28th 2022



1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Opening Friday, October 28th, from 7PM - 12AM


Screening October 28, 2022

Sink your teeth into the throbbing vein of queer vampire films.

Friday, October 28, 2022, FACETS explores the queerest of all horror subgenres, the vampire film, with Daughters of Darkness (1971) and The Hunger (1983), while also spotlighting two luminous French actors, Delphine Seyrig and Catherine Deneuve.

The tradition of queer vampire films goes all the way back to Universal Pictures’ Dracula’s Daughter (1936), inspired by Carmilla (1872), the classic Gothic horror novella by Sheridan Le Fanu that also inspired Hammer Film Productions’ ambitious Karnstein Trilogy in the early 1970s. With Hammer’s offerings and Jean Rollin’s early trio of lesbian vampire films—The Rape of the Vampire (1968), The Nude Vampire (1970), and The Shiver of the Vampire (1971)—fresh in the public consciousness, along comes the even more decadent and polished Daughters of Darkness with extra layers of queerness. The Hunger dazzles with savage vampires played by international stars Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon, who take an incredible risk that results in one of the most singular horror films of the 1980s.

Daughters of Darkness and The Hunger each star an iconic French actor on the cusp of middle age with astonishing grace, beauty, and power. These performances of Delphine Seyrig and Catherine Deneuve are riveting, seductive, and boldly, confidently, marvelously queer.

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