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The Perverse Countess (1974)

La comtesse perverse (original title)
Two wealthy aristocrats lure a virginal girl to a Spanish island for a night of sex, death and cannibalism.

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(as Clifford Brown)

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(scenario and adaptation) (as Jesus Franco Manera), (dialogue)
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Alice Arno ...
Countess Ivanna Zaroff
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Tom / Bob Nubarre
Howard Vernon ...
Count Rabor Zaroff
Tania Busselier ...
Moira
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Two wealthy aristocrats lure a virginal girl to a Spanish island for a night of sex, death and cannibalism.

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Hunting Humans Was Her Favorite Game

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10 December 1975 (France)  »

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Two different houses were used for the Zaroff estate: One for exteriors and a second one for interiors. See more »

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Positively awful
16 June 2003 | by ( Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

One loses hope and faith in mankind when presented with a film as completely and utterly dreadful as Les Croqueuses. One of the very worst Jess Franco efforts, this film is basically an unattributed remake of The Most Dangerous Game with nudity and hardcore inserts. Filled with the worst of Franco--overuse of the zoom lens, long boring sex scenes, and static set-ups--it is hard to understand how IMDb users could rate this so highly (two '9's, two '7's, two '6's, a '2', and my very generous '1'). For Franco or Howard Vernon completists only.


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