15 user 25 critic

Satanico Pandemonium (1975)

Satanico Pandemonium: La Sexorcista (original title)
A young nun is tempted by visions of forbidden sexual fantasies to cross over to Satan.


Jorge Barragán (story) (as Jorge Barragan), Gilberto Martínez Solares (adaptation) (as Gilberto Martinez Solares)

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

More Like This 

Alucarda (1977)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?

Director: Juan López Moctezuma
Stars: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Tina Romero
Escalofrío (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young couple are tricked into going into a sinister house where a coven of devil-worshipers waits for them.

Directors: Carlos Puerto, Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Ángel Aranda, Sandra Alberti, Mariana Karr
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The inmates of an insane asylum take over the institution, imprison the doctors and staff, and then put into play their own ideas of how the place should be run.

Director: Juan López Moctezuma
Stars: Claudio Brook, Arthur Hansel, Ellen Sherman
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Stars: Ana Patricia Rojo, Elsa María Gutiérrez, Leonor Llausás
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises lead them to discover the darkest ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Stars: Claudia Islas, Susana Dosamantes, Lucía Méndez
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.

Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.

Director: Joël Séria
Stars: Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Bernard Dhéran
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought. Julia is to take care of little girl named Silvia, whose unusual ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Stars: Marga López, Joaquín Cordero, Norma Lazareno
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Newlywed Susan is haunted by visions of Mircalla Karnstein, a centuries-old bride who murdered her husband on their wedding night.

Director: Vicente Aranda
Stars: Simón Andreu, Maribel Martín, Alexandra Bastedo
El vampiro (1957)
Mystery | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A pretty young Mexican girl returns to her hometown to make funeral arrangements for her beloved aunt, who has just died. Soon she begins to hear disturbing stories about the town being ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Méndez
Stars: Abel Salazar, Ariadne Welter, Carmen Montejo
Inquisición (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Period piece set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Daniela Giordano, Mónica Randall
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Lionel Stander, Laura Antonelli


Cast overview:
Enrique Rocha ... Luzbel / Lucifer
Cecilia Pezet Cecilia Pezet ... Sister María
Delia Magaña
Clemencia Colin Clemencia Colin
Laura Montalvo Laura Montalvo
Yayoi Tokawa Yayoi Tokawa
Veronika Con K. Veronika Con K. ... Monja de color (as Veronica Avila)
Amparo Fustenberg Amparo Fustenberg
Daniel Albertos Daniel Albertos ... (as Daniel Alberto)
Adarene San Martin Adarene San Martin
Verónica Rivas Verónica Rivas ... (as Veronica Rivas)
Sandra Torres Sandra Torres
Velia Lupercio Velia Lupercio
Patricia Alban Patricia Alban
Paula Aack Paula Aack


A young nun is tempted by visions of forbidden sexual fantasies to cross over to Satan.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


From Bride of Christ to Slave of Satan

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

26 June 1975 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Satanico Pandemonium See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Sister Maria: Lord, if I worshipped you because I feared Hell, then let me burn in Hell. If I loved you only in promise of Heaven, then exclude me from it. But if I loved you for yourself, then I am your daughter. Your daughter, Lord. Don't deny me your wonders.
See more »


Referenced in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An exploitation flick that lives up to its name
7 April 2009 | by Satchmo_on_SatchmoSee all my reviews

There's a bit of unintended notoriety connected with the title of this film. You have to see the 1996 Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez writer-director collaboration From Dusk Til Dawn, an un-P.C. film if ever there was one, to get it. The movie's characters have set up shop at a trucker's and biker's bar, the Titty Twister, to cool their heels. The M.C. announces a new entertainer for the stage, a woman named Santanico Pandemonium. The voluptuous actress Salma Hayek steps out draped with a huge snake and little else, and proceeds to rock her hips to the delight of every man who can see her. It's a stunning moment toward the middle of a not very striking flick.

Satanico Pandemonium isn't only exploitation; it belongs to a genre called "nunsploitation." The place is Spain and the time is most likely pre-1834. Sister Maria (Cecilia Pezet) is a devoted nun who finds herself visited by visions of Satan, or Luzbel. The devil appears as a man to Sister Maria, and using obvious Biblical symbolism, tends to carry a bitten-into apple. Sister Maria is startled and horrified by the series of temptations that happen to her via the film's faulty special effects. As another user has pointed out, this is an obsession scenario by an external devil.

One important observation should be stated. The actress playing Sister Maria is very beautiful with warm, bedroom eyes, and many of us (meaning men) wouldn't mind watching her getting robbed of her virtue - as well as tormented by particular sins. But what happens is with a little influence from Beelzebub, Sister Maria soon indulges in lesbianism, child seduction and heresy. The film has a church-like quality to the way it moves slowly and harps upon moments of less-than-dramatic value, and with its fantastic logic, Sister Maria turns into hell in a headdress. One scene in particular is actually quite disturbing, with Sister Maria covering her naked, bloody body with her uniform.

The flick isn't entirely baldfaced exploitation though, and has interesting questions about faith in its dialogue. That aside, the flick's appeal seems rather obvious. In life, most of us want what we cannot have, and the fantasy of despoiling such a person (i.e., a nun) can be very powerful. Satanico Pandemonium uses its subject matter effectively, and despite an unsatisfying story resolution, it packs quite a wallop.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed