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Les Démoniaques (1973)
aka. Demoniacs
aka. Curse of the Living Dead

Directors: Jean Rollin
Genre: Horror/Euro sleaze



Synopsis:
"Directed by French cult director Jean Rollin, 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, Lieva Lone, Patricia Hermenier, John Rico & Willy Braque. " - from Xploitedcinema


My oppinion:
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 one!

My rating:


Want more info on this movie?: IMDB

Buy "Les Démoniaques" uncut at: Xploitedcinema or Absurd-Online (not direct link)

There are other releases of Les Démoniaques avaliable, but I'm not sure if those are uncut or not.