“Nuns in peril turn to the devil! Jess Franco’s exploitation classic is longer, sexier and nastier thanever in this peerless presentation
– Stephen Thrower, author Murderous Passions: The Films of Jess Franco
In the wake of Witchfinder General and Mark of the Devil, erotic horror specialist Jess Franco (Vampyros Lesbos; Succubus) directed The Demons, a sadistic shocker that pushed the genre to its limits!
Two orphaned sisters living quietly in a convent – free-spirited Kathleen (Anne Libert) and God-fearing Margaret (Britt Nichols) – are persecuted by the wicked Lady De Winter (Karin Field) who tells them they are daughters of a condemned witch burned at the stake. Believing the girls will seek vengeance, De Winter sends Kathleen to witch-hunter Judge Jeffries to be tortured and burned. Pious Margaret is spared, but when she learns of her sister’s agony she rejects God and enters a carnal relationship with the Devil himself. As Kathleen falls in love with one of her captors, Margaret stalks the house of De Winter, her Satanic kisses bringing terror and death…
Nunsploitation doesn’t get any crazier than this: prepare yourself for a riot of supernatural sex in Jess Franco’s inimitable style!
• French with Optional English Subtitles (118 mins)
• English “Export” Version (88 mins)
• Exorcising Demons – Interview with Stephen Thrower
• Jess’ Demons – Interview with Jess Franco
• 4 x Trailers (US, 2 x German, French – silent)
• Outtakes and Trims (Silent)