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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to naming a character Romero after George A. Romero, this character's first name is Martin. "Martin" is an earlier George A. Romero film. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene states the year is 1970, but the song playing is America's "A Horse with No Name", which came out in 1972. See more »

Connections

References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow Belongs to Me
(uncredited)
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Performed by Kelly Curtis
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22 July 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

As a director, Dario Argento may very well be a master of the horror genre. But as a screenwriter, he has already proved that, more often than not, he doesn't have a clue. The script he has co-written for "The Sect" is so awful that I am inclined to believe there wasn't any script to begin with - they were probably making it up as they went along. The movie is simply a series of disconnected scenes that were thrown together in the vain hope that they would form some sort of "plot". The result is a torturous piece of schlock that bored me to tears. This one should get 0 out of 4 stars, but I'll change it to 0.5 for the cool "face ripping" scene, and for the fun of seeing an aging Giovani Lombardo Radice in a minor role, ten years after "Cannibal Ferox". Still, it apparently has its fans so you may want to check it out for yourself....


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