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Fascination (1979)

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

Director:

Jean Rollin
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Complete credited cast:
Franca Maï Franca Maï ... Elisabeth (as Franka Mai)
Brigitte Lahaie ... Eva
Jean-Marie Lemaire ... Marc / thief
Fanny Magier Fanny Magier ... Hélène
Muriel Montossé ... Anita
Sophie Noël Sophie Noël ... Sylvie (as Sophie Noel)
Evelyne Thomas Evelyne Thomas ... Dominique
Joe de Palmer Joe de Palmer ... Un Apache (as Joe de Lara)
Cyril Val Cyril Val ... Un Apache (as Alain Plumey)
Myriam Watteau Myriam Watteau ... La femme apache
Agnès Bert Agnès Bert ... Self (as Agnes Bert)
Jacques Sansoul Jacques Sansoul
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1905. Marc, a thief, escapes from four other thieves. He is planning on heading to London with a bag of gold coins, but must take refuge from his pursuers. He discovers a château isolated in the mountains looked after by two chambermaids, Elizabeth and Eva, who are awaiting the arrival of the Marchioness and her servants. The women turn out to be part of a cult of lesbian vampires in search of male blood. After the necessary temptations, the thief succumbs and falls for one of the women, which ultimately results in a (lesbian) orgy of swarming blood-drinking vampires. Written by Movie Meter

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Excellent film with unusual imagery and a sense of mystery.
27 July 1999 | by ldk-2See all my reviews

I'm an admirer of Jean Rollins work, and this film is the one which to me best represents his style. It succeeds in blending the sexual predator images of the more successful Hammer vampire movies, with the doomed romanticism of French cinema. The production values are low, presumably they operated on a very small budget, but as I was starting to experiment with my own super8 films, I was inspired by how much it achieves in spite of its limitations. The film is driven by a series of powerful images, notably the semi-naked girl wielding a scythe, and the odd bit of lesbian love action. As with all of Rollins best films, you get the feeling of getting a glimpse of, and being allowed to share, a very personal obsession.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

November 1979 (West Germany) See more »

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Fascination See more »

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Comex, Films A.B.C. See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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