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The Perverse Countess (1974)

La comtesse perverse (original title)
Two wealthy aristocrats lure a virginal girl to a Spanish island for a night of sex, death and cannibalism.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (scenario and adaptation) (as Jesus Franco Manera), Elisabeth Ledu de Nesle (dialogue)
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Cast overview:
Alice Arno ... Countess Ivanna Zaroff
Robert Woods ... Tom / Bob Nubarre
Howard Vernon ... Count Rabor Zaroff
Tania Busselier Tania Busselier ... Moira
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Storyline

Sylvia, a young and rather arrogant girl is on vacation in the south of France. She has an appointment with the handsome Tom. But Carole, her friend warns her about the possible intentions of the unhealthy young man. He is an odd person who works for Count and Countess Zaroff. She is invited by the latter to their secluded villa on an island for a meal. What she doesn't know is that the couple have devilish leisure activities. They subject young women to perverse games. The countess holds bows and arrows on young girls and when they are shot, they end up in the kitchen at the count to make a meat dish. But when Sylvia arrived the rule of the game changed and she decided to challenge the authority of the couple.

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Trivia

Two different houses were used for the Zaroff estate: One for exteriors and a second one for interiors. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a 97 minutes version with inserted hardcore scenes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Stephen Thrower on 'Countess Perverse' (2012) See more »

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Positively awful
16 June 2003 | by lexdevilSee all my reviews

One loses hope and faith in mankind when presented with a film as completely and utterly dreadful as Les Croqueuses. One of the very worst Jess Franco efforts, this film is basically an unattributed remake of The Most Dangerous Game with nudity and hardcore inserts. Filled with the worst of Franco--overuse of the zoom lens, long boring sex scenes, and static set-ups--it is hard to understand how IMDb users could rate this so highly (two '9's, two '7's, two '6's, a '2', and my very generous '1'). For Franco or Howard Vernon completists only.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 December 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Countess Perverse See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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