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Jesús Franco (screenplay)
Jesús Franco (story)
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Release Date:
20 August 1975 (France) See more »
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...practitioner of gruesome satanic rites.
Plot:
A madman conducts a private inquisition to exorcise demons by torturing women to death. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Wamg Tribute: Director Jess Franco – 1930-2013
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 2 April 2013, 8:34 AM, PDT)

Rest in Peace: Jess "Jesus" Franco
 (From Dread Central. 2 April 2013, 5:00 AM, PDT)

Exorcism and Female Vampire | Blu-ray Review
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The dubbed American cut as 'Demoniac' is a bit of a disappointment despite the gorgeous Lina Romay. See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lina Romay ... Anne (as Rosa Almirall)
Catherine Lafferière ... Martine

Jesús Franco ... Mathis Vogel (as Jess Frank)
Nadine Pascal ... Rose, a sadist (as Lynn Monteil)
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
Richard Bigotini ... The Count's Butler (uncredited)
Claude Boisson ... Bidouille, the Poacher (uncredited)
Raymond Hardy ... Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
Claude Sendron ... The Count (uncredited)
Daniel White ... The Doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as James P. Johnson)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Henri Bral de Boitselier  writer
Jesús Franco  screenplay (as David Khune)
Jesús Franco  story (as David Khune)
James C. Garner  writer
Marius Lesoeur  (as A.L. Mariaux)

Produced by
Daniel Lesoeur .... associate producer
Marius Lesoeur .... producer
 
Original Music by
André Bénichou 
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Raymond Heil 
 
Film Editing by
Pierre Quérut 
 
Production Management
Marius Lesoeur .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Bigotini .... assistant director (as Pierre Cateson)
Jean-Pierre Ducroux .... assistant director
F. Somet .... assistant director
 

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Also Known As:
"Chains and Black Leather" - Canada (English title)
"Demoniac" - USA (cut version)
"Exorcism and Black Masses" - USA (X-rated version)
"Exorcisms" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
95 min | Argentina:93 min | Spain:90 min
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Argentina:18 | UK:(Banned) (original rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (cut)

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The dubbed American cut as 'Demoniac' is a bit of a disappointment despite the gorgeous Lina Romay., 6 January 2004
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

As much as I hate watching cut and dubbed versions of Euro horror movies I'll take any opportunity to watch a Jess Franco movie. So I haven't seen either the softcore or hardcore versions of this film but the butchered cut known as 'Demoniac'. Maybe anything I say about this version is worthless, but as it is it's far from Franco's best, yet still surprisingly watchable. Despite the lousy English dubbing I thought Franco's acting was more than adequate, in fact he easily gives the best performance in the picture. He plays Vogel, an intense and tortured defrocked priest who writes salacious stories for a racy magazine, the editor of which hangs with a swinging crowd who stage fake sadomasochistic performances for fun (shades of one of Franco's best 'Succubus', but don't get your hopes up). Vogel secretly witnesses a black mass, and not realizing it is fake, decides he must save the souls of the participants via exorcism, which in reality basically equates to murdering them. 'Demoniac' is presumably a lot less explicit than the other versions available. There is a fair bit of nudity including arguably the dullest orgy ever seen on screen. Franco's wife and frequent star Lina Romay is always a pleasure to look at, but if you want to see her at her best check out 'Female Vampire', the one where she kills via fellatio, remember? As I haven't seen the "real" version of this movie I can't honestly say whether it's good Franco or bad Franco, but if you're wanting to explore his work try and see 'Vampyros Lesbos', 'Eugenie De Sade', or 'Succubus' first.

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