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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 ... 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 »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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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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it is the sex scenes that predominate
24 February 2010 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Despite a little over use of the zoom lens now and again and inexplicably repeated lines this is a pretty well made Jess Franco movie. The budget must have been decent because picture quality and cinematography above par with some excellent location shooting, inside and outside. Costumes are also good, he must have borrowed those from some other film, and there is some effort to keep the tale within known historical events. None of this is to say, however, that there aren't lashings of sex. There is some torture but not overly done, no it is the sex scenes that predominate and fairly erotic and varied they are too. Anne Libert does well in the lead and generously shares her body with most of the rest of the leads. Howard Vernon is set against type for once and I reckon acquitted himself better than when he is given reign to go jumping and over acting everywhere


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