A group of tourists traveling on a bus take a detour to stay overnight in a castle owned by a family cursed with a history of Satanism and death.


Jean Brismée


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





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 ... Nurse
Lorenzo Terzon Lorenzo Terzon ... Howard
Christian Maillet Christian Maillet ... Ducha
Maurice De Groote Maurice De Groote ... Hans (as Maurice Degroot)
Yvonne Garden Yvonne Garden


A group of tourists traveling on a bus take a detour to stay overnight in a castle owned by a family cursed with a history of Satanism and death.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Seven deadly sins...seven people who committed them. Now watch them pay the consequences -- sin by sin by sin. See more »


Fantasy | Horror


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Did You Know?


The film's screenwriter Patrice Rondard, who frequently used the pseudonym Patrice Rhomm for his literary and cinema industry work, also wrote a novelization entitled Au service du Diable. The 216-page French language paperback was published by Galliera in April, 1971 to coincide with the film's European theatrical release. Galliera issued the book as the first volume in their Bibliothèque de l'étrange (Strange Library) series. It features a full color illustration on the paper cover depicting Erika Blanc and Daniel Emilfork as their respective characters that is moderately different from the artwork used for theatrical release poster. 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 »


Remade as The Devil's Nightmare (2012) See more »

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Above average Euroschlock.
27 December 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'The Devil's Nightmare' starts of well with a flashback sequence involving a Nazi, a knife, and a new born baby. You guess what happens. Then we flash forward to the Seventies with a coach load of tourists turning up at a spooky castle. Pretty quickly we work out that they represent the seven deadly sins (the chubby bus driver constantly munching on chicken wings and sausages was a big help!), though they all seem to moonlight as lust, which is not too surprising in this kinda Euroschlock. Erika Blanc mysteriously turns up, flaunts her cleavage, gets a priest all hot and bothered, and may or may not be a succubus. Soon enough we get a groovy fuzz guitar soundtrack, some hot lesbo action, and a series of bizarre murders which are almost Argento lite. Not too bad at all, and Daniel Emilfork makes a pretty hip Satan.

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Release Date:

April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire Playgirls See more »

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Black and White (opening sequence)| Color (Gevacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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