Los Angeles Times - 02/12/2004
"DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS is an ultra-sophisticated triumph of style and mood, ineffably poignant and ever verging on camp but too confident and knowing to lapse into it."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2007
"[E]levated to the status of high 'camp' art by Delphine Seyrig's ineffably slinky Countess Erszebet Bathory..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/25/2011
"[L]oaded with atmosphere, bared flesh, and a haunting turn by the Dietrich-esque Delphine Seyrig..." -- Grade: B+
Delphine Seyrig stars in this classic horror movie as Elizabeth Bathory, a sinister and ageless countess whose ancestor found eternal youth by bathing in the blood of 800 virgins. While staying with her companion Ilona (Rau) at a deserted Belgian hotel, the two meet a newlywed couple who are passing through. One half of the couple (Karlen) is immediately drawn to the countess and, oddly, his entire personality seems to change when he is near her. When bloodless corpses start appearing around the area where the two couple are staying, it becomes apparent that the countess is up to more than her usual amount of trouble. Stylish and mesmerizing, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS is an astonishing accomplishment from director Harry Kümel.