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Release Date:
June 1977 (USA) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)

Directed by
Jean Rollin 
 
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(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 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miletic Zivomir .... assistant director
 
Other crew
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou .... press agent
 

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Also Known As:
"Les démoniaques" - France (original title)
"Curse of the Living Dead" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:95 min (DVD)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
UK:18 (cut) | USA:R

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Referenced in Synergia (2011)See more »

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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Jean Rollin's tribute to Ed Wood?, 9 March 2001
Author: Sweet Oblivion from Australia

Dear oh dear. It might be easy to take cheap swipes at M. Rollin, but this looks likes such an amateurish effort. Terrible acting, contrived and sloppy action, meandering plot, cheap props. I hate to twist the knife, but it certainly breathes new life into the expression "Z-grade".

The video blurb looked so promising - two girls raped by wreckers, take refuge in an abandoned abbey where they make a pact with the Devil to seek revenge. But Jean Rollin seems determined to disappoint. Way too much time is spent on watching people walking long distances, or labouring blindingly obvious plot developments (the psychic brothel madam excels at this!)

There is not nearly enough skin to compensate for having to sit through this, though some spiritied sex scenes do capture the attention. The biggest draw of the film for me was the female member of the wrecker gang (character Tina). I wish I knew who the actress was. Gorgeous, spirited, and great without clothes! Shame she can't act, but I may excuse her. I have a soft spot for beautiful girls who get sexually aroused by wicked deeds.

Bizarre points include the Devil's two attendants - a female clown, and a Rasputin look-a-like. And never did so much plaster statuary give its life for a movie!

In summary, only rent this video for the gorgeous female wrecker, fast forward through the rest.

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