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La plus longue nuit du diable (1971)

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Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?

Director:

Jean Brismée

Writers:

Pierre-Claude Garnier (original scenario) (as Charles Lecocq), Patrice Rhomm (original scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Erika Blanc ... Lisa Müller
Jean Servais ... Baron von Rhoneberg
Daniel Emilfork ... Satan
Jacques Monseau ... Father Alvin Sorel (as Jacques Monseu)
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Mason
Colette Emmanuelle Colette Emmanuelle ... Nancy
Ivana Novak Ivana Novak ... Corinne
Shirley Corrigan ... Regine
Frédérique Hender Frédérique Hender
Lorenzo Terzon Lorenzo Terzon ... Howard
Christian Maillet Christian Maillet ... Ducha
Maurice De Groote Maurice De Groote ... Hans (as Maurice Degroot)
Yvonne Garden Yvonne Garden
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Storyline

Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Nothing Can Prepare You For What Happens! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Belgium | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Nightmare See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cetelci S.A.,Delfino Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (opening sequence)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Shirley Corrigan. See more »

Alternate Versions

Film was released with a "PG rating in 1972, then released in 1974 in an extended "R" rated cut. The "R" rated version contains a longer sex scene between the two women. See more »

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Featured in 42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition (2012) See more »

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Above average but not great.
3 December 2000 | by shanec23See all my reviews

This is an above average example of the type of metaphysical horror film that seemed to proliferate in Europe in the 1970's.

It's simply the story of the Devil, his minion (the succubus) and seven tourists (each representing one of the seven deadly sins) who are forced to spend the night in a sinister castle.

The first hour is rather plodding due to an over abundance of exposition and very little action. Viewer patience is rewarded however during the final half hour when Ilse (the succubus) starts doing what she does best.

Erica Blanc is superb in this role and her transformation from sexy seductress to ghastly succubus is a highlight. Another highlight is Daniel Emilfork as the Devil. His performance is a real stand out when compared to the rather wooden performances delivered by some of the other cast members.

Director Jean Brismee also deserves kudos for several delightfully imaginative flourishes during the death scenes.

All in all it's worth watching if you're a fan of this type of film, but it's definitely not one of my favourite Euro horror films from this era.

6 out of 10.


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