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Les démons (1973)

A group of nuns become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown)

Writer:

Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anne Libert Anne Libert ... Kathleen
Carmen Yazalde ... Margaret (as Britt Nichols)
Doris Thomas Doris Thomas ... Mother Rosalinda
Karin Field ... Lady De Winter
Cihangir Gaffari Cihangir Gaffari ... Lord Justice Jeffries (as John Foster)
Luis Barboo ... Truro
Howard Vernon ... Lord Malcolm De Winter
Alberto Dalbés ... Thomas Renfield
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosa Palomar Rosa Palomar
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Storyline

As the scarlet flames lick her pale and desperate face while the feeble body is eager to succumb, a vindictive unrepentant witch doomed by the Grand Inquisitor Jeffries and Lady de Winter to die at the stake vomits her last malignant and sulphurous curse to all those guilty of her ordeal. As a result, petrified and with the curse of demise upon the accusers' heads, Lord and Lady de Winter set out to trace the witch's dark bloodline, and in particular, her daughters Kathleen and Margaret who have been raised as Sisters in the Blackmoor convent since childhood. But within the nunnery's thick stone walls, rabid desire and evil possession govern, furthermore, only one daughter is the curse's true heir. Which one is granted the power of retribution? Written by Nick Riganas

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They are Sisters with Spirit... Divine and Deadly. See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Portugal

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 February 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

She-Demons See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored) | (Directors Cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was rejected for UK cinema in 1972 and eventually passed fully uncut for DVD in 2008 on the Redemption label. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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8 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Les Demons (1972)

** (out of 4)

101m. Director's Cut

A witch is burned at the stake and swears her daughters will seek revenge for her death. This is a rather disappointing effort from director Jess Franco. The film is too slow and it seems the director doesn't know if he wants to make a straight witch film or a sexploitation film dealing with lesbian nuns and various other beautiful women. The score doesn't help matters either. However, seeing lesbian nuns in action is a reason to check it out. There are at least nine versions of this film out there.

The DVD set I have contains two other versions but this one here is a 2003 edit by Franco.


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