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The Sect (1991)

La setta (original title)
R | | Horror | 1 March 1991 (Italy)
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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 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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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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Satan has chosen his victims. The battle with evil has begun.

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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

When Moebius throws that burning paper bag down the well in Miriam's cellar, you can see a stick attached to the bag, "sliding" it down the way. This had to be done, because the well was built horizontally to make filming easier. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Demons (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow Belongs to Me
(uncredited)
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Performed by Kelly Curtis
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Too Long with Incoherent Story
17 June 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"La seta", a.k.a. "The Sect" or "The Devil´s Daughter", is a terrible and too long "Rosemary's Baby" rip-off with an incoherent story. The segments in 1970 in California and 1991 in Frankfurt are absolutely unnecessary and do not add any value to the plot. The lead story of the school teacher Miriam Kreisl, performed by Jamie Lee Curtis' older sister Kelly Curtis, who is awfully dubbed in Italian, is full of unnecessary comings and goings. A young woman living alone in a lonely place bringing a lunatic stranger home is something that does not make any sense. Everything the guy does at her place during the night could have been done while she is at school with the exception of the worm in her nose that would have taken a moment during any night by anybody from the satanic cult. The conclusion with the devil´s baby sacrificing to protect Miriam is another absurd in the poor story. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "A Filha do Demônio" ("The Devil´s Daughter")


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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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ADC Films, Penta Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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