MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,712 this week

Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion (1970)
"Eugenie" (original title)

 -  Horror | Drama  -  March 1970 (Spain)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 863 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 32 critic

An innocent girl goes to spend the weekend on an island with a woman and her brother, but soon she finds herself entangled in a web of dream-like sexual experiments.

Director:

(as Jess Franco)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1559 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 341 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1177 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion (1970)

Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion (1970) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Ewa Strömberg
Rio 70 (1969)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Sumuru, the beautiful leader of the all-female kingdom of Femina, plans to use her women to take over the world.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Shirley Eaton, Richard Wyler, George Sanders
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Paul Muller
Ann and Eve (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An erotic drama about a youthful bride-to-be who takes a holiday to Yugoslavia with a cynical and evil lesbian film critic (and murderess) that leads to debauchery, degradation with a dwarf... See full summary »

Director: Arne Mattsson
Stars: Gio Petré, Marie Liljedahl, Francisco Rabal
Vanessa (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Olivia Pascal stars as Vanessa who was raised in a convent after the death of her parents. Due to an inheritance she travels to Hong Kong to find out the inheritance is a chain of bordellos... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Frank
Stars: Olivia Pascal, Anton Diffring, Uschi Zech
History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of 17th century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Christopher Lee, Maria Schell, Leo Genn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Therese, a beautiful but naive young girl, who finds herself being passed around from depraved pervert to depraved pervert, enduring just about every kind of sexual degradation there is ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pierson
Stars: Alice Arno, Yves Arcanel, Michel Bertay
Count Dracula (1970)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Hans Hass Jr., Eva Garden, Ingeborg Steinbach
Succubus (1968)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Janine Reynaud, Jack Taylor, Adrian Hoven
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesús Franco, Jean Rollin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Christina von Blanc, Britt Nichols, Rosa Palomar
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

"Red Lips" are two female detectives trying to find missing models and dancers. A pop artist called Klaus Thriller and his werewolf-like assistant, Morpho, are the main suspects for the ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Janine Reynaud, Rosanna Yanni, Chris Howland
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Marie Liljedahl ...
Jack Taylor ...
Mirvel
...
Paul Muller ...
Mistival
María Luisa Ponte ...
Madame Mistival (as Ingrid Swenson)
Anney Kablan ...
Augustin (as Kaplan)
Uta Dahlberg ...
Therese
Edit

Storyline

An innocent girl goes to spend the weekend on an island with a woman and her brother, but soon she finds herself entangled in a web of dream-like sexual experiments.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Her body is bruised and embraced beyond her wildest dreams...

Genres:

Horror | Drama

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

March 1970 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Since Christopher Lee was cast at the last moment, he decided to bring along his own wardrobe: the smoking jacket he had worn as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962) See more »

Connections

Version of The Sentimental Education of Eugénie (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Perversion is Right
3 April 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Eugenie...the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion (1970)

*** (out of 4)

Jess Franco takes Marquis de Sade's Philosophy in the Boudoir and turns it into one of his best films. A young woman named Eugenie (Marie Liljedahl) is sent off to an island with Madame Saint Ange (Maria Rohm) and her perverted brother (Jack Taylor) and before long the two are sexually assaulting the girl as they act out various de Sade stories. EUGENIE is certainly one of the most bizarre films from this era and I don't think anyone other than Franco could have pulled the material off. I'm sure someone could have filmed a pretty version of this story but I think Franco perfectly nailed the situations because we're basically given one big nightmare for this girl with a psychedelic vision and a terrific score by Bruno Nicolai. What works so well with this film is the vision on its director because you really do feel as if you're watching some sort of strange and perverted trip. I really loved the red tinting that Franco used during certainly scenes and especially all through the finale. This really does add a surreal feel to everything you're watching. Add in the terrific score, which at times is rather playful (example: when Rohm helps Liljedahl with a bath) and at other times creepy and perverse. Another major plus is that Franco is given one of his best casts to work with. I thought Liljedahl was very good in her role. Yes, there are times where she can't fully capture the deprived situation of the character but other than this I thought the actress looked the part and was quite believable during the seduction scenes. Taylor isn't a master actor or anything but he manages to turn in a fine performance as does Paul Muller in his brief role and Herbert Fux in his cameo. It's also fun seeing someone like Christopher Lee in a film like this even though he wasn't aware of what type of film they were making around him. Rohm is the real stand out here as she's really one of the main vocal points in the film. She certainly has the look of the character but also manages to make you believe in everything she's doing. EUGENIE has some flaws throughout including some pacing issues and there are times where the soft or out of focus cinematography is just rather annoying. Still, this isn't a very easy story to tell but Franco brings it to life like only he can.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?