Leonor (1975)

PG  |   |  Fantasy, Drama, Horror  |  September 1977 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 170 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 3 critic

A female vampire rises from her crypt every night in search of children as her victims.


0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Anne and Lore, neighbors and best friends, barely into their teens, board at a convent school where they have taken a vow to sin and to serve Satan. Anne keeps a secret diary, they read a ... See full summary »

Director: Joël Séria
Stars: Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Bernard Dhéran
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Gustave Minda, better known as Gu, a dangerous gangster, escapes from jail. He goes to Paris to join Manouche and other friends, and get involved in a gangland killing. Before leaving the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Raymond Pellegrin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again.

Director: John D. Hancock
Stars: Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor
Fat Girl (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.

Director: Catherine Breillat
Stars: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a chance meeting with avant garde writer Francoise, an elderly millionaire starts to manipulate her life, drawing in equally unsuspecting and happily married Mark. Francoise however ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Luis Buñuel
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Adalberto Maria Merli
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them.

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the Bible that the Antichrist is going to be born on Christmas Day in Madrid. Assisted by a heavy-metal fan and the host of a TV show... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students ... See full summary »

Director: Denny Harris
Stars: Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Avery Schreiber
Cub (2014)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Over-imaginative 12 year-old Sam heads off to the woods to summer scout camp with his pack convinced he will encounter a monster...and he does.

Director: Jonas Govaerts
Stars: Maurice Luijten, Evelien Bosmans, Titus De Voogdt
Gagma napiri (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young refugee and his mother flee war and ethnic cleansing in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the ... See full summary »

Director: George Ovashvili
Stars: Tedo Bekhauri, Tamar Meskhi, Archil Tabukashvili
Wifemistress (1977)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Vicario
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Marcello Mastroianni, Leonard Mann
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Franco Rossi
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ornella Muti, Madeleine Hinde


Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Ferrandis ...
José María Prada
Ángel del Pozo ...
José Guardiola
George Rigaud ...
Catherine's father (as Jorge Rigaud)
José María Caffarel ...
Piero Vida
Tito García
Francisco Nieto ...
(as Paco Nieto)
José Moreno
Ana Gasber


Richard is a medieval nobleman. After his first wife dies in an accident and is buried in the family vault, he remarries and has children by his second wife. A mad longing for his first wife Leonor comes over him, and he sells his soul to the devil for a chance to get her back. But when she returns, she is a murderous vampire. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Fantasy | Drama | Horror


PG | See all certifications »



| |


Release Date:

September 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mistress of the Devil  »

Box Office


ESP 25,349,451 (Spain) (3 March 2000)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (dubbed)

Sound Mix:


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dark Romance
28 February 2010 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is probably one of the most underrated, if not, THE most underrated horror film of all time. It has a 4.8 rating on IMDb, yet it deserves at least a 7.8. Never released in theaters in the US, the film eventually showed up on VHS, marketed as a cash-in on The Exorcist, under the title "Mistress of the Devil", and it was a huge disappointment, mainly because the two films have absolutely nothing in common. The story here, which recalls the works of Poe, follows a man who makes a pact with the Devil to have his dead wife, played by Liv Ullmann, back from the grave. She does come back, but as vampire who preys on young children. Stylishly directed by Luis Bunuel's son - Juan Bunuel, the film is a slow-burn, but never really boring, and it is actually pretty scary at times, while being romantic and touching as well, including some of the most heartbreaking scenes in horror cinema. The beautiful cinematography, courtesy of Suspiria's Luciano Tovoli, and the gorgeous locations at the Spanish countryside, add to the film's brooding Gothic atmosphere. Ullman gives an amazing performance as usual, and is one of the most gorgeous vampires out there IMO. Ennio Morricone's fantastic score perfectly captures the gloominess and foreboding atmosphere of this tragic love story. Overall, 10/10 for me.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can Leonor be bought af DVD ? lisbetl
Discuss Leonor (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: