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Fascination -- The masterpiece of renowned French filmmaker Jean Rollin, FASCINATION follows a swaggering thief who hides out in a lavish chateau, holding the occupants at gunpoint. When night falls, he discovers that these two maids are in fact the gatekeepers to a ring of bloodthirsty women.


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This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Franca Maï ... Elisabeth (as Franka Mai)

Brigitte Lahaie ... Eva
Jean-Marie Lemaire ... Marc
Fanny Magier ... Hélène
Muriel Montossé ... Anita
Sophie Noël ... Sylvie (as Sophie Noel)
Evelyne Thomas ... Dominique
Agnès Bert (as Agnes Bert)
Cyril Val ... Un Apache (as Alain Plumey)
Myriam Watteau ... La femme apache
Joe de Palmer ... Un Apache (as Joe de Lara)
Jacques Sansoul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Marbeuf ... Le docteur (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Joe de Palmer .... producer (as Joe de Lara)
Original Music by
Philippe D'Aram 
Cinematography by
Georgie Fromentin 
Film Editing by
Dominique Saint-Cyr 
Makeup Department
Eric Pierre .... makeup artist
Production Management
Christine Renaud .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Natalie Perrey .... assistant director
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou .... assistant director: preproduction (uncredited)
Sound Department
Claude Panier .... sound engineer
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
René Penot .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Bogdan Borkowski .... assistant cinematographer
Mordechaï Bracha .... electrician
Jean-Francois Gacé .... camera operator
Etienne Jourdan .... electrician
Other crew
Jean-Noël Delamarre .... title designer
Crew believed to be complete

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80 min
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Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982)See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Campy horror, 29 January 2012
Author: billcr12 from United States

This looks like a Hammer horror film from the 1960s. The big difference is the nudity throughout including a lesbian scene. Eva(Brigitte Lahaie) and Elisabeth(Franca Mai) are living in a castle on the water, complete with a mote and stone bridge providing beautiful background scenery.

A man escaping fellow thieves is on the run and winds up at the castle to hide. What follows is campy acting and cheap sounding music in the background. The two lesbian lovers are awaiting their special guests for a midnight rendezvous of some sort. This is a low budget, badly written, and silly effort by all involved. The only high praise I can give it is to Ms. Lahaie's body, which is quite spectacular and responsible for 3 of the 4 points here.

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