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Wednesday, October 14, 2009



I grew up with a small fascination for most things scary. Not real life evening news scary, but more along the lines of the unexplained macabre (ie: vampires, werewolves and ghosts). Having shared that you should also know that I have big love for 1970's fright films, something about the mix of vague and often confusing storyline, strange organ based soundtracks and interesting styles of dress. A favorite, 'Daughters of Darkness' (1971), was first introduced by my dear friend Thomas and while it's a bit gory and the plot tends to leave more questions than answers, it's worth watching around the Halloween season if only for the creepy atmosphere and the dramatic fashion sense... the plot centers around four main characters. A Hungarian Countess, her assistant and a newlywed couple during a stay in the same hotel in Ostend, Belgium.









Inspired finds...



Left to Right (From Top): Vintage Feather Accessories by Kill2BeBeautiful, Angels in Disguise Gown by 13Bees, Hand Painted Silk Chiffon Scarf by ArtinSilk, The Claudette Colbert Clutch by Thursh, The Vampress by BittersweetsNY, 1960’s Vintage Dior Coat by TimelessVixenVintage, Glass Gumdrop Cocktail Ring by DownAndOutChic, Looking Forward Hat by 13Bees and Vintage Fur and Silk Collar by AllenCompanyInc.



Spoiler Alert: In case you didn't already guess, it's about Vampires.

Sources: Film frames provided by Varla's Drive.

43 comments:

Gabbi said...

~Thank you so much dear Stardust.. I was afraid that only I'd think it interesting!!♥♥

Elizabeth Marie said...

Oh wow...the way you tie your posts together is so AMAZING (I know I've told you before but really...) I love this...and that cocktail ring!

TERI REES WANG said...

Oh, how have I ever missed this one?!

Might this run along the same vein as "The Hunger" 1983 with David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve, and Susan Sarandon?
..live forever with the same lover.

I think my vintage flicks go just little bit dirtier..and dustier.

Dream Sequins said...

Beautiful inspired finds! I have a weakness for cocktail rings, but I'm not so good with the gory films! Campy, cult movies I can do. The Hunger. Rawr! xx

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you so much Liz... I love that ring too, Christina's a genius.

~ I've never seen 'the Hunger' Teri, but you had me at Bowie and Deneuve... must find. Thank you!♥

~ Totally understand dear Sequins. Gore isn't for everyone.♥ Gonna have to find 'the Hunger'... that's two recommends now!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Must rent this movie somehow...looks like it has a great art direction...
Love the coat too Gabbi, great selections once again!
~xo*

Hey Harriet said...

I thought I had seen Daughters of Darkness but now looking at these movie stills I'm thinking I haven't seen it. Or I've completely forgotten everything about it and need to watch it again! The 70s was really the decade for the very best vampire films! Great finds too!

Leah said...

I love the images. Haven't seen this movie yet. I'll try to look for the DVD.

I love the cocktail ring.

Anna said...

Sounds good! (: mabey if I've time I'm going to watch it

beckyxoxo said...

amazing pics dear ! oh and i always love your etsy finds :)

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natalie said...

I have to check out this movie, looks really cool! Love your Etsy choices!!

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Keith said...

Great post. I love this film. It's been awhile since I've watched it though. I watched another favorite of mine from the 1970's called Vampyres the other week.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, for some reason, I found myself listening to Marilyn Manson, now vampires. Cool thanksx

Mondo said...

I don't know Daughters of Darkness but looks just my sorta thing - I can recommmend Tales From The Crypt (1972) starring Joan Collins - I'll be blogging the trailer this week if you haven't seen it - and for vampires try Herzog'Nosferatu from 79 - amazing!

Finally if you haven't read it Bram Stokers Dracula is well worth a read at this time of year..

La chica said...

Vaya, tengo que conseguir esa peli. Me encantan los labios rojos, lástima que con mi piel rosada no queden nada bien...

Kelley Anne said...

Oh Gabbi, the fashion in the movie is definitely inspiring. I love the garments that you found based on it...especially the vintage Dior coat and the fur and silk collar.

Anonymous said...

Mondo, you know me too well! You know I have read Dracula many times now, not keen on creepy crypty things though!!

ONiC said...

i love the ring!! and also the sequin. and how it sparkling.

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling!
I adore your collage, especially the gloves!

xoxox,
CC

Cafe Fashionista said...

This film looks so incredibly creepy, yet chic and sophisticated, as well - if the wardrobes and vintage finesse are anything to go by. I am so renting this for Halloween. And hello to the gorgeous cocktail ring - I am obsessed with cocktail rings; I wear them everyday! :)

Elise said...

such a great post - thanks !

Clorivak said...

I totally must watch this!! It looks and sounds amazing. I adore classic horror films. And I LOVE red lipstick, however I rarely wear it.

Nikki said...

My friend watched that film, shame on her. I'm more curious about the film that was on before that one.

Diana said...

"70's fright film" i love the description, even with the spoiler, I'm still going to watch it because it looks so stylish.

Down and Out Chic said...

oh gabbi, i'm such a wuss when it comes to anything scary! i'd have a pillow over my face the whole time.
i do love your finds, especially that red scarf (thank you for the mention:)

Sam said...

It looks like such a stylish movie - I love that gal with the cropped hair and the blue coat - I love the cast of characters too - anything with a countess in it has my vote!! Love your finds there too of course - that's a particularly fine looking Down and Out Chic ring I've got to say....hmmmm!

Thank you so much sweetie for the birthday wishes - could you thank George for me too? XOXOX

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

very very lovely ... I love everything, the beautiful pictures selection, your lovely finds (especially DownAndOutChic's ring)

Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

wow this sounds cool.
fab photos! :)
love love love the ring.
:D

Stephanie said...

Wow, this looks wonderful. I love scary films as well. By the way, the fashions you found are gorgeous. I love that jacket I would so wear it. :)

Hanako66 said...

you found some lovely things!!! I must try that movie...it sounds great!

drollgirl said...

well you know i want to be a vampire! and for some INSANE reason i have not seen this movie! that is about to change, as i just added it to my netflix q!

dEsoRdeN said...

Los vampiros son mis personajes favoritos... ¿de ficción? (GOLPE DE MISTERIO + MÚSICA SINIESTRA). Ja, ja, ja, ja!! (EN TONO MACABRO)

:P

(La protagonista de la peli es super sexy!)

Maria Confer said...

Ooooh! I must see this. Looks like something I would love.

Gorgeous inspiration and finds.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

What an inspired post. And that gown you found is beyond gorgeous!

lilylove said...

I must say that you write really well, Gabbi
And after your post I think I have to indulge myself more with old horror movies

XX
lily

muchlove said...

I love your inspired finds!

Emily said...

I have a love/hate relationship with all things scary. Vampire and werewolf lore has always intrigued me, but sometimes I get so creeped out I can't handle it, hah! I guess that's all part of the fun ;)

I might check out this film though. If anything, at least I'll be entertained by the stylish fashions. Your inspired finds are l-o-v-e-l-y, by the way!

Rebecca said...

Ooh, the inspired finds are gorgeous! I've never heard of this movie but I'll have to watch it if I can find it!! This is definitely the month for it. :) I love scary movies, especially ones from the 70s - modern horror movies just don't do anything for me... they all seem too disturbing and harsh. I think gore was in its prime in the 70s and 80s.

the asherette said...

'Daughters of Darkness' = YES!!

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