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Curse of the Living Dead (1974)
"Les démoniaques" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  June 1977 (USA)
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A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joëlle Coeur ...
Tina
John Rico ...
Captain
Willy Braque ...
Bosco
Paul Bisciglia ...
Paul
Lieva Lone ...
Demoniac #1
Patricia Hermenier ...
Demoniac #2
Louise Dhour ...
Louise
Ben Zimet ...
Exorcist
Mireille Dargent ...
Clown
Miletic Zivomir ...
Isabelle Copejans ...
Barmaid
Yves Collignon ...
Barmaid's lover
Véronique Fanis ...
Girl in tavern
Monica Swinn ...
Girl in tavern (as Monika)
Jacqueline Priest ...
Girl in tavern
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A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.

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The worst Rollin film I've seen yet
4 August 2003 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

Hell, it's even worse than Rollin's later film TWO ORPHAN VAMPIRES (1997), and that's pretty bad.

The only redeeming thing about this film is looking at luscious Joelle Coeur's naked body. She did a few other unremarkable films in the 1970s and then promptly disappeared. Coeur couldn't act worth a damm, but she sure was great to look at.

Anyway, two blond-haired girls are shipwrecked on shore and are raped and murdered by the scavengers who lured their ship up on the rocks with lights. There's just a lot of rolling around on the ground and it didn't look very violent to me.

Their spirits make a pact with the devil(?) who doesn't even look like a devil in some old church ruin near the shore. There's also a mime or woman in a clown suit who serves no purpose at all.

The story is flaccid and hackneyed, the acting is awful (the worst I've ever seen for a French film), and the sets are too bright. There's nothing scary or interesting going on at all except for Tina (Joelle Coeur) taking off her clothes and prancing around nude all the time. Oh yes, she has a soft-core sex scene with the lead scavenger captain (John Rico) who looks old enough to be her father.

It has all the feel of a bad Jess Franco film. Terrible.

1 out of 10


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