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Succubus (1968)

Necronomicon - Geträumte Sünden (original title)
X | | Horror | 7 April 1969 (USA)
Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games.

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Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)
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Complete credited cast:
Janine Reynaud ... Lorna Green
Jack Taylor ... William Francis Mulligan
Adrian Hoven ... Ralf Drawes
Howard Vernon ... Admiral Kapp
Nathalie Nort Nathalie Nort ... Bella Olga
Michel Lemoine ... Pierce
Pier A. Caminnecci Pier A. Caminnecci ... Hermann
Américo Coimbra Américo Coimbra ... The crucified actor
Lina De Wolf Lina De Wolf
Eva Brauner Eva Brauner
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Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games. Written by Anonymous

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Adrian Hoven originally wanted to play Jack Taylor's role. See more »

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A box office success and a product of its time
12 October 2013 | by elliotjames2See all my reviews

The timing was right. Art house sex films were all the rage and the marketing in the States was simple and brilliant, taking good advantage of punters seeking cinema kicks during the dawn of the sexual revolution. A phone number was published for people to call who wanted to know what the title meant. The bewildering erotic-horror element and the hallucinatory visuals and dialogue were not what many of them expected.

Old-timers in the Manhattan theatrical exhibition business told me it did very well at the box office. The put-downs by Canby and Ebert didn't hurt. Newspaper of the subway crowd, The New York Post, gave it a good review. The gloss of Euro-sophistication gave it a veneer of respectability that the crude sleaze of routinely shot American sexploitation films lacked. Viewers didn't feel the urge to slink out of the theater trying not to be seen.

In today's DVD and streaming world, with thousands of independent theaters now vanished from the landscape, without titillating ads in big city newspapers, Succubus-style films released today would be quickly forgotten.


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Country:

West Germany | Spain | Portugal

Language:

German | Spanish

Release Date:

7 April 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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