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The Sect (1991)

La setta (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 1 March 1991 (Italy)
A lonely kindergarten teacher discovers a secret well in the basement of her house, and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.

Director:

Michele Soavi

Writers:

Dario Argento, Gianni Romoli (as Giovanni Romoli) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Curtis ... Miriam Kreisl
Herbert Lom ... Moebius Kelly
Mariangela Giordano ... Kathryn (as Maria Angela Giordano)
Michel Adatte Michel Adatte ... Frank
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola ... Dr. Pernath
Angelika Maria Boeck Angelika Maria Boeck ... Claire Henri
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Martin Romero
Niels Gullov Niels Gullov ... Mr. Henri
Tomas Arana ... Damon
Donald O'Brien ... Justice Jonathan Ford
Yasmine Ussani Yasmine Ussani ... Samantha
Dario Casalini Dario Casalini ... Mark
Paolo Pranzo Paolo Pranzo ... Steven
Richard Sammel ... Truck Driver
Ralph Bola Mustapha Ralph Bola Mustapha ... Second Truck Driver
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Storyline

A spree of grisly murders is perpetrated in Frankfurt by a group of Satan worshippers. A school teacher almost runs over an old man with a box and takes him in. It's no accident that the old man has come into her life, and it quickly becomes apparent that he has plans for her, plans that involve a permanent future with the Satanic cult. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Satan has chosen his victims. The battle with evil has begun.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

1 March 1991 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Daughter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ADC Films,Penta Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sect's first victim is named "Marion Crane", a reference to a character from Psycho (1960). See more »

Goofs

Frank leaves Miriam curled up on the bed in her street clothes, asleep with a coat over her, while he goes down to explore the tunnel in the basement. When he returns, however, she is under the covers with a nightdress on. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dario Argento: Master of Horror (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

A Horse With No Name
Written by Dewey Bunnell (as Lee Bunnell)
Performed by America
Warner Bros Music
Courtesy of Warner Bros Music Italy America
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hugely entertaining
13 May 2004 | by kevin-jonesSee all my reviews

I first saw this film prior to its original release in the UK at the London Film Festival where Michele Soavi himself was in attendance. Afterwards I shook the man's hand and congratulated him on a fine film. The whole audience was very appreciative really. That was the last time I saw it until I finally found it again on a fine import dvd from xploitedcinema. I'm glad to say it still holds up very well indeed - the story grips from the start and doesn't let go right up to the incredible ending. Ok, so the story may have echoes of Rosemary's Baby but how often do you see a truly original horror film ? I can only think of a handful. Track this film down and you won't be disappointed.


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