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L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975)

Not Rated | | Horror | 20 August 1975 (France)
A madman conducts a private inquisition to exorcise demons by torturing women to death.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as James P. Johnson)

Writers:

Henri Bral de Boitselier, Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as David Khune) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lina Romay ... Anne (as Rosa Almirall)
Catherine Lafferière ... Martine
Jesús Franco ... Mathis Vogel (as Jess Frank)
Lynn Monteil Lynn Monteil ... Rose, a sadist
Pierre Taylou Pierre Taylou ... Pierre de Franval
Roger Germanes Roger Germanes ... Malou, the deputy inspector
Monica Swinn ... Maria, a sadist
France Nicolas France Nicolas ... The Countess
Sam Marée Sam Marée ... David Carter
François Guillaume François Guillaume ... Martine's Lover
Caroline Rivière Caroline Rivière ... Gina, the Nightclub Girl (as Carole Riviere)
Philippe Lebrun Philippe Lebrun
Olivier Mathot ... Inspector Tanner
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Storyline

In Paris, the former priest Mathis Vogel writes pornography for a magazine. When the deranged priest watches an erotic show based on a Black Mass, he believes that the cast and audience are possessed and he goes on a murder spree to exorcise the demons of his victims. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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...practitioner of gruesome satanic rites.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Belgium | France | Spain

Language:

French | Latin

Release Date:

20 August 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Demoniac See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Alternate Versions

There are two basic versions of this movie: L'Éventreur de Notre-Dame, a shorter and tamer version; and Exorcisme et Messes Noires, with added hardcore scenes for export markets. There is at least a third version, titled Demoniac, distributed in the USA and heavily cut. See more »

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Edited into Sexorcismes (1975) See more »

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Euro-trash porno/horror
25 January 2004 | by aschepler2See all my reviews

EXORCISME (1974) ** Jesus Franco, Lina Romay. Jesus Franco directs and stars in this story about a crazed ex-priest who witnesses a series of staged "Black Masses." Convinced the participants are possessed by Satan, he kills them in order to "exorcise" their demons. Although this storyline has a lot of promise, numbingly repetitive dialogue and Franco's amateurish acting keep the film from reaching its true potential. It's also padded with numerous sex scenes--featuring suggested autoerotism, bondage, sexualized torture, lesbianism and an orgy, among other things--none of which serve to advance the plot. The result is a film that tries to be both porno and horror film, but doesn't really succeed at either.


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