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The Devil's Nightmare (1971)

La plus longue nuit du diable (original title)
R | | Fantasy, Horror | April 1974 (USA)
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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
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Mason
Jacques Monseau ... Father Alvin Sorel (as Jacques Monseu)
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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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

Taglines:

Can You Be Possessed By The Devil? See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Belgium | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire Playgirls See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (opening sequence)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Each of the seven tourists, represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Halloween Monster Bash (1991) See more »

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"DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE will leave its MARK on you!"
1 May 2001 | by Vince-5See all my reviews

A neat little Belgian-Italian horror flick brimming with atmosphere. Complete with a kinky wardrobe, Erika Blanc is perfect as Lisa Miller, the succubus. She displays supreme sensuality in her "normal" guise, then transforms into a murderous demon with such face-pulling, over-the-top relish that your skin will crawl. If she's not enough, Daniel Emilfork is on hand to complete things as a corpselike vision of the devil. The deaths are creative and brutal, the Gothic castle is very creepy, and the ending has a shock-twist that you'll never see coming. Julie sings the haunting theme song, which will stick with you long after the picture is over. The only debit is the moralizing angle, which is faintly offensive, but can be overlooked in light of everything else. Very well done on a small budget and beautifully photographed in wonderfully cheap, grainy color.

I saw this movie on videotape under the title Succubus. This tape is an absolute mess--videoburned title, scenes trimmed, scenes out of order toward the end--and should be avoided. It turns a fun, entertaining Euro-horror into a throughly frustrating experience.

Trivia: Though it was released in Europe in 1971, this film did not hit the U.S. until 1974, when Hemisphere released it as Devil's Nightmare to coattail The Exorcist.


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