Only Lovers Left Alive

A long-time darling of the art-house film circuit, Jim Jarmusch is one of the most acclaimed directors working in America independent cinema today. While his latest offering, Only Lovers Left Alive, isn’t his first foray into genre cinema, it is his first take on the vampire film. And it’s as untypical as you’d expect from the man who brought us Night on Earth, Dead Man and Ghost Dog.

It tells of ancient lovers Adam and Eve, who reunite when Adam contemplates taking his own life. A languid, mesmerising film, it follows the couple as they kick about Detroit attempting to find fulfilment and stimulation. No easy task when you’ve already seen and experienced everything life has to offer...

Head over to Exquisite Terror to read my full review.

While you're there, why not pick up a copy of Exquisite Terror, the periodical? Taking a more academic, analytical approach to the genre — however not necessarily to focus on film alone — it features exclusive, hand-drawn art, script analysis and in-depth essays. Support independent publishing. 


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