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Les démons (1973)

A group of nun's 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 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
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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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Erotic horror... Torture... Witchcraft. See more »

Genres:

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 The Real Blue Nuns (2006) See more »

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a tale of medieval lesbian nuns from the great Jesus Franco - HOT!
22 May 2004 | by Mathis_VogelSee all my reviews

After an old witch is burned at the stake by the inquisition her two nun daughters execute a revenge which amounts to them seducing every man and woman that comes their way. Dealing with lust and anguish (frequent themes in Franco work),'Les démons' is quite a polished work by Franco's standards. Widescreen compositions are impressive and psychedelic music outstanding(a catchy guitar tune starts playing every time there is a bare flesh on the screen). Sadly Jess Franco didn't bother to hire a good cameraman, so some shots are out of focus, especially during zooms. Still, the camera-work in 'Les démons' is much better then in such later Jess Franco movies as 'White cannibal queen', for example. Regular Jess Franco actor Howard Vernon ("The awful Dr. Orloff") has a supporting role. Recommended for Franco admirers and those who find the idea of lesbian nuns hot.


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