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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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My favorite Jean Rollin film up to now
8 December 2004 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

I've seen only a handful of Jean Rollin films and I have to say that this one is the best yet. Though still hampered with low budget set-up and stiff acting and stilted dialogue, FASCINATION remains watchable from beginning to end. The concept is excellent and the film never gets off track from its interesting story.

This idea is so good, the film should be remade with a suitable budget and a capable cast of real actors. The whole thing would be quite spectacular. The lesbian sex scene would probably be dropped, which would disappoint Rollin fans but I wouldn't mind seeing a classy version of this film if it meant a few changes from the original.

But in the meantime, make sure to check this film out. It's worth it if you like slightly odd and out-of-character bloody dramas.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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