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Fascination (1979)

Not Rated | | Horror | November 1979 (West Germany)
A runaway criminal breaks into an eerie chateau, taking it's two frightened chambermaids hostage. As night falls, a group of mysterious aristocratic women arrive, and he begins to realize the girls are hiding a sinister secret.

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Jean Rollin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franca Maï Franca Maï ... Elisabeth (as Franka Mai)
Brigitte Lahaie ... Eva
Jean-Marie Lemaire ... Marc
Fanny Magier Fanny Magier ... Hélène
Muriel Montossé ... Anita
Sophie Noël Sophie Noël ... Sylvie (as Sophie Noel)
Evelyne Thomas Evelyne Thomas ... Dominique
Agnès Bert Agnès Bert ... (as Agnes Bert)
Cyril Val Cyril Val ... Un Apache (as Alain Plumey)
Myriam Watteau Myriam Watteau ... La femme apache
Joe de Palmer Joe de Palmer ... Un Apache (as Joe de Lara)
Jacques Sansoul Jacques Sansoul
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Storyline

This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive and teasing, but turn out to be part of a vampiric cult of blood-drinking aristocrats. Written by Ørnås

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

November 1979 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Diavoliki goiteia See more »

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Production Co:

Comex,Films A.B.C. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Rollin's best
27 July 2005 | by deheorSee all my reviews

A thief who is fleeing the partners that he double-crossed comes across a mansion with only two beautiful (and odd) occupants. His plan to stay until nightfall seems to be easily achievable when he finds out the home owners have no desire for him to leave.

From this simple premise Rollin creates his most engrossing work with the thief coming to realize that his greatest threat may not be the crooks outside the house but the ladies within. Though slow moving this film ratchets up the tension as midnight approaches and a mysterious ceremony is soon to begin.

Strong performances abound with special mention to frequent Rollin star Brigitte Lahaie who has never looked (or acted) better. The women in this film are all incredible and like in all of his films, Rollin shows a photographer's eye for beauty. Once again Rollin indulges in his fondness for lesbian sex scenes but they don't overpower the film like they do in some of his other works.

For anyone who has not yet seen a Rollin film, either this one or 'Grapes of death' would make excellent starters although, obviously, keep the kids away.


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