L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975)

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A madman conducts a private inquisition to exorcise demons by torturing women to death.


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Credited cast:
Anne (as Rosa Almirall)
Catherine Lafferière ...
Mathis Vogel (as Jess Frank)
Lynn Monteil ...
Rose, a sadist
Pierre Taylou ...
Pierre de Franval
Roger Germanes ...
Malou, the deputy inspector
Monica Swinn ...
Maria, a sadist
France Nicolas ...
The Countess
Sam Marée ...
David Carter
François Guillaume ...
Martine's Lover
Caroline Rivière ...
Gina, the Nightclub Girl (as Carole Riviere)
Philippe Lebrun
Olivier Mathot ...
Inspector Tanner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio de Cabo ...
(extended edition)
Maria Forlan


In Paris, the former priest Mathis Vogel writes pornography for a magazine. When the deranged priest watches an erotic show based on a Black Mass, he believes that the cast and audience are possessed and he goes on a murder spree to exorcise the demons of his victims. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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...practitioner of gruesome satanic rites.




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Release Date:

20 August 1975 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Demoniac  »

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ESP 11,039,905 (Spain) (3 March 2000)

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Euro-trash porno/horror
25 January 2004 | by (Arizona USA) – See all my reviews

EXORCISME (1974) ** Jesus Franco, Lina Romay. Jesus Franco directs and stars in this story about a crazed ex-priest who witnesses a series of staged "Black Masses." Convinced the participants are possessed by Satan, he kills them in order to "exorcise" their demons. Although this storyline has a lot of promise, numbingly repetitive dialogue and Franco's amateurish acting keep the film from reaching its true potential. It's also padded with numerous sex scenes--featuring suggested autoerotism, bondage, sexualized torture, lesbianism and an orgy, among other things--none of which serve to advance the plot. The result is a film that tries to be both porno and horror film, but doesn't really succeed at either.

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