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A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)
"La nuit des étoiles filantes" (original title)

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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Christina von Blanc ...
Christina Benton (as Cristine von Blanc)
Britt Nichols ...
Carmencé (as Britt Nickols)
Rosa Palomar ...
Aunt Abigail
Anne Libert ...
The Queen of the Night
Howard Vernon ...
Uncle Howard
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Basilio (as Jesus Manera)
Paul Muller ...
Ernesto Pablo Reiner, Christina's father
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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 decision to live with them turns into a nightmare. Unable to leave she's drawn into a macabre underworld through visions of nude satanic rituals and her own impending sacrifice. Written by <arviga@online.no>

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Release Date:

26 October 1978 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Zombie 4: A Virgin Among the Living Dead  »

Box Office

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ESP 7,494,043 (Spain)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Listed among "The worst Movies of all Times" by Giesen/Hahn (Giesen, Rolf / Hahn, Ronald M.; Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten ; BVA, Berlin, 2002) See more »

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Just past the nine-minute mark, when Christina stands next to the guy playing piano, she casts a shadow on the right side of his face, which appears and disappears in each shot. See more »

Quotes

Blind Girl: What did you do that for? Poor soul! You shattered the big ebony phallus! Poor soul! Misery is now your lot!
Christina Benton: Misery? I'll be miserable?
Blind Girl: Poor soul! Beyond words! You must get away from here. You'll fry in your own hell, believe me. Ask me no questions, just get away from here.
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Hard to Rate With What I Was Given
18 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A girl (Christina von Blanc) 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 decision to live with them turns into a nightmare.

For some reason the Netflix version is in French without subtitles. As I can barely understand French, I was not able to adequately understand the film, and for that I am giving it a 5 -- neither good nor bad. If I see a version with subtitles, I will modify the film as necessary.

As it is, I can only really talk about the visuals, which I thought were decent for a Jess Franco film. Certainly not his best work, but fans of his cheaper bits will enjoy it, I suppose. Not sure what was up with the black phallic object. I get that this film is partially about eroticism (something that Franco and Jean Rollin seem to have a monopoly on), but that would suggest they crossed the line from erotic to just plain smutty.


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