IMDb > Der Fluch der schwarzen Schwestern (1973)

Der Fluch der schwarzen Schwestern (1973) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 8 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
4.8/10   289 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 44% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Joseph W. Sarno (writer)
Contact:
View company contact information for Der Fluch der schwarzen Schwestern on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1974 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Pleasures That Fire The Flesh...Horrors That Freeze The Blood...r See more »
Plot:
A lesbian vampire's soul is kept on in the bodies of her descendants. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
Sketchy Episode 88 – ‘Blood: The Last Vampire’
 (From SoundOnSight. 12 October 2013, 10:41 AM, PDT)

DVD Review: Vampire Ecstasy
 (From Blogomatic3000. 22 January 2013, 1:01 AM, PST)

Medium Rare serves up a quarter of sex and gore
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 3 December 2012, 11:40 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Unfortunately dull See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Nadia Henkowa ... Wanda
Anke Syring ... Julia Malenkow
Ulrike Butz ... Monika
Nico Wolferstetter ... Peter Malenkow (as Nico Wolf)
Flavia Keyt
Alon D'Armand
Claudia Fielers (as Irina Kant)
Natasha Michnowa
Eric Mancy
Christa Jaeger
Heidrun Hankammer
Marie Forså ... Helga
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph W. Sarno  writer

Produced by
Dominik Huser .... executive producer
Chris D. Nebe .... producer: Monarex
Sture Sjöstedt .... executive producer: Saga Film
 
Original Music by
Rolf-Hans Müller 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Silverman 
 
Film Editing by
Karl Fugunt  (as K. H. Fugunt)
Dietmar Preuss 
 
Set Decoration by
Armin Rye 
Peggy Steffans  (as Cleo Nova)
 
Costume Design by
Peggy Steffans 
 
Makeup Department
Alexandra de Jongh .... makeup artist
Erika König .... makeup artist
Helmut Pohl .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Marijan Vajda .... production manager (as Marijan Vajda Sr.)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marijan David Vajda .... assistant director (as Marijan Vajda Jr.)
 
Sound Department
Thomas Faber-Hume .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Helmut Flieger .... gaffer
Norbert Friedländer .... assistant camera
Gert S. Kreutschmann .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Micky Kley .... script supervisor (as Mickey Kley)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Devil's Plaything" - UK, USA (DVD title)
"Veil of Blood" - Hong Kong (English title), USA (working title)
"The Curse of the Black Sisters" - USA (literal English title)
"Vampire Ecstasy" - USA (video title)
See more »
MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity and brief violence (edited version)
Runtime:
103 min (DVD)
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:X | USA:R (edited version) | West Germany:18 (SPIO: X)
Filming Locations:
Company:

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
See more »
5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Unfortunately dull, 31 December 2005
Author: missmonochrome from United States

Der Flutch der Schwarzen Schwestern (called by it's UK release title The Devil's Plaything, on my copy)is an experiment in eroto horror that never really takes off.

What plot there is to be had involves the spirit of a vampiric baroness whom has been kept alive by her cult of attendants, so as to possess the body of a young woman and be reborn. Once resurrected, she can continue her bloodlust eternally, provided she drinks the blood of the descendants of her executioners.

The stilted dialogue and even worse acting make the storyline damned hard to follow (worsened by a very poor audio mix and no subtitles).

It's pretty evident the plot is a wash about 15 minutes in, and had there been enough half clothed starlets, all would've been forgiven.

Instead there's random cut scenes of naked girls dancing to bongos(while wearing body paint reminiscent of extras from Laugh In), lots of spell induced heavy breathing in sheer nighties(resembling those shampoo as orgasm Herbal Essences commercials) and a weird incest subplot, with the girls being fairly below par overall (The castle's housekeeper/leader of the cult is probably the worst of the lot, looking like a man in drag in most camera angles) This movie is fence sitting between the two genres, and it's lack of commitment to either is what makes it a lot less interesting than it could've been. There's too little plot to be scary (having actors look about aimlessly is not an effective suspense building tool) and too little quality skin to be sexy.

3 stars. (1 for genuine castle setting, 1 for the god awful shadow puppet special effects in the bat attack scene, 1 for an interesting but wasted premise)

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (13 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Der Fluch der schwarzen Schwestern (1973)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Venus in Furs Delirio caldo Laura's Toys Thriller: A Cruel Picture Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb Sweden section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.