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Les démoniaques
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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 ... Devil
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
Anna Watican ... Girl in tavern (as Anne Watticant)
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ... Sailor in tavern
Raphaël Marongiu ... Sailor with the Dracula pupett (as Raphael G. Marongiu)
Sylvio Dieu ... Sailor
Gilbert Schnarrbach ... Sailor in tavern
Yann ... Sailor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jio Berk ... Sailor in the tavern
Burr Jerger ... Satanist Priest on the Beach (uncredited)
Jean-Jacques Renon ... Travestite (uncredited)
Jean Rollin ... Petit rôle (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Rollin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Rollin 

Produced by
Pierre Quérut .... producer
Lionel Wallmann .... producer
Original Music by
Pierre Raph 
Cinematography by
Jean-Jacques Renon 
Film Editing by
Michel Patient 
Art Direction by
Jio Berk 
Makeup Department
Myriam Reitanos .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miletic Zivomir .... assistant director
Sound Department
Luiggi Demeyere .... sound engineer
Raymond Hassid .... dubbing
René Penot .... sound effects
Charles B. Raucher .... music recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Emile Ganem .... gaffer
Jacques Rullens .... generator operator
Editorial Department
Isabelle Rathery .... assistant editor
Music Department
Pierre Raph .... musical director
Other crew
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou .... press agent
Claude Luquet .... script supervisor
Jean-Pierre Sammut .... location manager

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Also Known As:
"Les démoniaques" - France (original title)
"Curse of the Living Dead" - International (English title)
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USA:95 min (DVD)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 | France:18 | Italy:VM18 (re-rating on appeal) (1975) | Italy:(Banned) (1974-1975) | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Horror or Art?, 21 May 2011
Author: Ben Larson from Leesburg, FL

If you are here for the rape, you have wasted your time. The scenes are a joke. Even worse, the supposed killing of the two girls (Lieva Lone, Patricia Hermenier). The acting was atrocious.

Now, if you want to see Joëlle Coeur (Fly Me the French Way, Seven Women for Satan) fully naked, and engaging in sex with John Rico, that's a whole other story.

The Captain (Rico) hardly has time to enjoy the aftereffects when he is visited by apparitions of the two girls. Maybe it was just the booze.

The girls do eventually reappear only to escape and find an old castle guarded by, believe it or not, a clown. Not a court jester, but a clown. Strange.

They go through the transformation to become demoniacs, and, I am glad to say, sex is part of the transformation. Yes, there is the usual mumble jumble ritual, but there is also orgasm.

Don't expect a lot of gore in this film. It really doesn't make sense in a lot of scenes. You'll see what I mean. I think Rollin may have been trying to make an art film instead of a horror film.

It is a shame that Lieva Lone and Patricia Hermenier did not stick around to do more films, but another chance to watch Joëlle Coeur is always worth the time.

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