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Fascination 1979


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Fascination 1979 18

81 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

Jean Rollin’s best-known film follows a swaggering thief who hides out in a lavish chateau, holding the occupants at gunpoint. When night falls, he realizes that these two maids are not only deadlier than he imagined, but are gatekeepers to a ring of women with a thirst for blood.

The most full-blooded in the director’s series of vampire tales, Rollin’s interest in naked vampirism here spills unapologetically into the arena of erotica. Teeming with sex and lavishly filmed gore scenes, it derives much of its strength from the memorable images of the gorgeous Brigitte Lahaie as a robed, scythe-wielding maniac.

Directed by

Jean Rollin


Jean Marie Lemaire

Brigitte Lahaie

Franca Mai




Classic Horror Sex







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