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The Demoniacs (1974)

Les démoniaques (original title)
R | | Horror | June 1977 (USA)
A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.


Jean Rollin


Jean Rollin




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joëlle Coeur ... Tina
John Rico ... Le Capitaine
Willy Braque Willy Braque ... Le Bosco
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Paul - un naugrageur
Lieva Lone Lieva Lone ... La première démoniaque
Patricia Hermenier ... La deuxième démoniaque
Louise Dhour Louise Dhour ... Louise
Ben Zimet Ben Zimet ... L'exorciste Chadron
Mireille Dargent ... Le clown
Miletic Zivomir Miletic Zivomir ... Le Diable
Isabelle Copejans Isabelle Copejans ... Maryse - la serveuse
Yves Collignon Yves Collignon ... Un marin
Véronique Fanis Véronique Fanis ... Une fille dans la taverne
Monica Swinn ... Une fille dans la taverne (as Monika)
Jacqueline Priest Jacqueline Priest ... Une fille dans la taverne


Le Capitaine, le Bosco and two other sailors are dangerous ship wreckers. This time, they have done even worse mischief than usual, for not content to have lured a ship into coastal rocks and plundered it, they have also brutally raped and left for dead the two girls who have survived the wreck. But helped by a mysterious clown, by an exorcist on the beach and by... Satan himself, the two virgins turned she-devils will ruthlessly exact their terrible vengeance. Written by Guy Bellinger

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French visa # 41578. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Image Entertainment DVD is missing the graphic rape sequence between Tina and the Captain. This footage was left out at the director's request due to personal reasons he had with his distributor at the time. See more »


Referenced in Os Últimos Atores (2015) See more »


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Music by Pierre Raph
Lyrics by Jean Rollin
Performed by Louise Dhour
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Joelle is as nice as a Coeur
22 March 2007 | by greenbertie-1See all my reviews

The first scene on the beach with the young girls rape and attack is very good and the next one in the bar with them appearing as ghosts too... Unfortunately the movie doesn't go on like that all the time. There are good and bad moments but the scenes of nudity with Joelle Coeur are erotically very good. The story of the demon in the ruins doesn't appear very clear, nor does the clown's and the ruin's keeper destinies... But all in all there is a good atmosphere even if some scenes are a bit too long and some of them are great, like the one where the religious statues fall one after each other on the ground. Jean Rollin knows how to mix sex and horror, as well as many other authors of that 70's era. A good moment but that movie could have been better again...

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1.66 : 1
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