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Hellhole Women (1981)

Sadomania - Hölle der Lust (original title)
A newlywed couple in love finds a seemingly desolate place to park the car and make love. Soon, they will face the fearsome warden Magda Urtado's cruel reality.


Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)


Jesús Franco (screenplay), Günter Ebert (screenplay) (as Gunter Ebert)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajita Wilson ... Magda Hurtado / Man Having Sex with Lucas
Andrea Guzon Andrea Guzon ... Mercedes Llorens 'Coñito' (as Andrea Guzzon)
Ursula Buchfellner ... Tara Lindberg (as Ursula Fellner)
Antonio Mayans ... Governor Mendoza (as Robert Foster)
Uta Koepke Uta Koepke ... Olga Kowalski
Ángel Caballero Ángel Caballero ... Michael Gordon
Gina Janssen Gina Janssen ... Loba Mendoza (as Gina Jansen)
Otto Retzer ... Mario
Tania Sandoval Tania Sandoval ... Miriam
Diana Capdevila Diana Capdevila ... Head wardess
Jesús Franco ... Lucas
Consuelo Tejera Consuelo Tejera
María del Carmen González María del Carmen González
Patricia Quow Patricia Quow ... Juna
María Encarna Tejera María Encarna Tejera


In Spain, a newlywed couple parks their car in a deserted land to make love and they trespass a private property. They are taken to a women's prison and the husband is released while his wife is arrested and forced to hard labor. Soon she learns that the women in the prison are submitted to sexual abuse to satisfy the sadistic and lesbian warden and the impotent governor and his bisexual wife. Meanwhile her husband returns to the prison with a friend expecting to rescue his wife while Kanita and Tara are sold to a brothel. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Perverse! Jess Franco Pours On The Sleaze!


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Spain | West Germany



Release Date:

3 June 1981 (Spain) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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In the scene where Lucas is seen having sex with a young man, the role of the young man is actually played by lead actress Ajita Wilson, minus her wig and wearing a fake mustache. See more »


In the scenes where Mario is rescuing the girls at the brothel and at the prison, he changes from pants to shorts, and then back to pants again. See more »


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One of the Most Outrageous WIP Movies Ever!
4 April 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Sadomania (1981)

*** (out of 4)

Jess Franco put his hands in many genres but there's no question that he was the king of the WIP genre. His women-in-prison films are some of the most outrageous out there and this here might very well be the most offensive, which means it's a must-see for fans of the genre. The story is pretty simple as newlyweds Olga (Uta Koepke) and Michael are making out on some private property, which belongs to a local prison. The evil warden (Ajita Wilson) orders Olga to be held behind bars where she realizes all the lesbianism, torture and other evils going on. SADOMANIA is, simply put, a sick, deprived and downright outrageous film and all of this makes it one of the best of its type. If you're looking for a soft and easy R-rated prison drama then this here certainly isn't that. This film is perverted on just about every letter and I honestly don't think five-seconds goes by without some woman being nude. The film has pretty much wall-to-wall nudity as all of the women in prison are forced to be naked and even the prison warden and her guards are always in the nude. Those wanting flesh are going to get plenty of it here. There's also some rather fun violence including a "game" where women must run through a swamp to try avoid getting shot. The only problem are some fake looking alligators who are very hungry. The film even goes as far as to have a prostitution ring, white slavery and most notorious of all is a dog who likes to have sex with the girls. Yes, SADOMANIA is pretty much the sleazy exploitation trash that makes the genre work so well when it gets everything right. Sure, the performances aren't the greatest, although Wilson has her certain charm in full force. The film actually looks a lot more professional than the previous ones done by Franco and this includes good cinematography, great lighting and very good editing. Another major plus is that it seems the budget allowed for a lot more naked ladies because these films usually have a limited number of girls but this one here has dozens available. Again, if you're going to be easily offended or are afraid of the genre then it's best to stay away. Those wanting to see one of the best WIP films out there should jump right in.

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