"Directed by French cult director
Les Démoniaques is a stylish homage to the old serials, spiced
up with strong violence, a steamy blend of eroticism and a
completely original touch of fantastic cinema. The ever growing
army of Rollin-fans agrees that this is one of the director's
greatest achievements. Two beautiful young women are washed
ashore at night on a remote island and encounter a group of
savage beachcombers, who rape and kill them. But the girls
return from beyond the realms of death to claim their revenge.
Stars Joëlle Coeur,
& Willy Braque.
" - from Xploitedcinema
I'll start with the negatives, because
there are some.. First of all, the acting leaves a lot to
be desired, and that includes the physical acting like some
of the fighting scenes (especially in the beginning of the
movie). As usual with Rollin's films, the main plot isn't
really all that either, but that has never been Rollin's strong
point. He always seems to care most about the visual aspects
of his movies, and as usual, he succeeds there. The locations
and props are great, especially the ruins looked fantastic.
The photography is also stunning. The thing I like the most
about his movies is the surreal atmosphere he always manage
to make, and this movie is no exception. It's like a weird
dream. There are also lots and lots of nudity as usual, and
the three lead actresses are very beautiful. Even though this
(as most of his other movies) is usually classified as horror,
I must disagree though. This is more like art in my opinion.
If you're a fan of Rollin's movies, I'm sure you'll get a
pleasant experience with this one, but if you're not, you
should stay away from this one, as you'll probably hate it.
I was tempted to give this my top rating, but the points I
made at the top made me decide not to, still I loved this
Want more info on this movie?:
Démoniaques" uncut at:
(not direct link)
There are other releases of Les
but I'm not sure if those are uncut or not.