Daughters of Darkness is a 1971 English-language Belgian horror film. Directed by Harry Kümel this cult erotic vampire film stars Delphine Seyrig, Danielle Ouimet, John Karlen, and Andrea Rau. The film was well received, and a retrospective poll by Time Out in the early 2010s placed the film at number 90 in their top 100 horror films.
Its score was created by multiple award winning composer François de Roubaix. It has long been a much sought after title, with De Roubaix’ son Benjamin commenting that the “composer achieves a perfect balance and the result is a bleak and eerie soundtrack that stands on a par with the music of Ennio Morricone in A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin or – in a different style – that of Isaac Hayes for Shaft”. Parts of score would eventually by sampled by several hip-hop artists, including American rapper Lil Wayne on his song “President Carter”.
With the help of director Harry Kümel and Patricia and Benjamin de Roubaix, the soundtrack is available on vinyl for the first time. This 50th anniversary edition of 666 numbered copies is pressed on blue vinyl and contains an exclusive poster as well as a printed innersleeve. Plus, the package includes a 7 inch single (on red vinyl) featuring “Les Lèvres Rouges” and “Les Dunes D’Ostende, Flagellation”.
Label: Music On Vinyl
2 LP + 7 Inch, limited edition reissue, numbered
13 May 2021